1       Strongly disagree 2      Disagree 3   Undecided 4           Agree 5       Strongly agree 1+2+3 Disagree 4+5   Agree Median (IQR)
Q4. Pain-free patients have better outcomes compared to patients in pain 10 (11.0%) 3 (3.3%) 4 (4.4%) 56 (61.5%) 18 (18.8%) 17 (18.7%) 74 (81.3%) 4 (4.0-4.0)
Q5. Whenever a patient says to be in pain it is true and needs to be treated 1 (1.1%) 0 7 (7.5%) 62 (66.7%) 23 (24.7%) 8 (8.6%) 85 (91.4%) 4 (4.0-4.0)
Q6. Patients should expect to have some sort of pain after surgery 9 (9.7%) 15 (16.1%) 6 (6.5%) 43 (46.2%) 20 (21.5%) 30 (32.3%) 63 (67.7%) 4 (2.0-4.0)
Q7. Pain-killers are often risky with plenty of side effects 10 (10.5%) 40 (42.1%) 16 (16.8%) 26 (27.4%) 3 (3.2%) 66 (69.5%) 29 (30.5%) 2 (2.0-4.0)
Q8. Postoperative analgesia should be decided by the patient 53 (57.0%) 26 (28.0%) 9 (9.7%) 4 (4.3%) 1 (1.1%) 5/118 (4.2%) 1 (1.0-2.0)
Q9. Postoperative analgesia should be decided by the surgeon 20 (21.5%) 38 (40.9%) 12 (12.9%) 15 (16.1%) 8 (8.6%) 23/118 (19.5%) 2 (2.0-3.0)
Q10. Postoperative analgesia should be decided by the anaesthesiologist 1 (1.1%) 1 (1.1%) 3 (3.2%) 31 (32.6%) 59 (62.1%) 90/118 (76.3%) 5 (4.0-5.0)
Q11. Anaesthesiologists should be involved in pain management in wards 2 (2.1%) 3 (3.2%) 6 (6.3%) 34 (35.8%) 50 (52.6%) 11 (11.6%) 84 (88.4%) 5 (4.0-5.0)
Q12. All hospitals should provide or have access to an APS 1 (1.1%) 0 8 (8.4%) 6 (6.3%) 80 (84.2%) 9 (9.5%) 86 (90.5%) 5 (5.0-5.0)
Out of 855 items 12 (1.4%) were not answered
Table 2: Attitudes on postoperative pain.