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2022 Aug 02

Surg Endosc

S110-Opioid-free analgesia after outpatient general surgery: A qualitative study focused on the perspectives of patients and clinicians involved in a pilot trial.


Do U, Pook M, Najafi T, Rajabiyazdi F, El-Kefraoui C, Balvardi S, Barone N, Elhaj H, Nguyen-Powanda P, Lee L, Baldini G, Feldman LS, Fiore JF
Surg Endosc. 2022 Aug 02.
PMID: 35918552.


Opioid-free analgesia (OFA) may mitigate opioid-related harms after outpatient general surgery; however, the comparative effectiveness of this approach should be assessed in robust randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Undertaking an RCT on OFA raises important practical concerns, including surgeon and patient hesitation regarding pain management without opioids. We conducted a qualitative study to explore patients' and clinicians' perspectives and experiences with a pilot trial focused on OFA after outpatient general surgery.