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2020 Feb 01

Pain Med



Practice Patterns in Perioperative Nonopioid Analgesic Administration by Anesthesiologists in a Veterans Affairs Hospital.


Kwong JZ, Mudumbai SC, Hernandez-Boussard T, Popat RA, Mariano ER
Pain Med. 2020 Feb 01; 21(2):e208-e214.
PMID: 31559430.


Although multimodal analgesia (MMA) is recommended for perioperative pain management, previous studies have found substantial variability in its utilization. To better understand the factors that influence anesthesiologists' choices, we assessed the associations between patient or surgical characteristics and number of nonopioid analgesic modes received intraoperatively across a variety of surgeries in a university-affiliated Veteran Affairs hospital.