One of the things any Emergency Physician would put on a short list of "things I want" is an objective measurement of pain. Separating the wheat from the chaff, knowing if pain is being treated adequately and appropriately would be of enormous benefit to medicine in general and EM in particular.
Discussing this with a colleague, a unit description was proposed: the thromb. It’d be interesting to know whether these wind up being micro-thrombs, or need exponents following their numbers.
Only time will tell.