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2020 Aug 07

Am Surg

Multimodal Analgesia and Decreased Opioid Use in Adult Trauma Patients.


Drahos AL, Scott AM, Johns TJ, Ashley DW
Am Surg. 2020 Aug 07:3134820942177.
PMID: 32762466.


There is an opioid epidemic in the United States. With the increased concern of over-prescribing opioids, physicians are seeking alternative pain management strategies. The purpose of this study is to review the impact of instituting a multimodal analgesia (MMA) guideline on decreasing opioid use in trauma patients at a Level 1 trauma center.