Effect of multifaceted intervention promoting early switch from intravenous to oral acetaminophen for postoperative pain: controlled, prospective, before and after study.

@article{Ripouteau2000EffectOM,
  title={Effect of multifaceted intervention promoting early switch from intravenous to oral acetaminophen for postoperative pain: controlled, prospective, before and after study.},
  author={C Ripouteau and Ornella Conort and J Pablo Lamas and G. R. Auleley and Georges Hazebroucq and Pierre Durieux},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2000},
  volume={321 7274},
  pages={1460-3}
}
PROBLEM Need to improve the efficiency of postoperative pain management by early switching from intravenous to oral acetaminophen. DESIGN Implementation of local guidelines aimed at improving nurses' and doctors' behaviour. A controlled, prospective, before and after study evaluated its impact on appropriateness and costs. BACKGROUND AND SETTING Orthopaedic surgery department (intervention) and all other surgical departments (control) of a university hospital. Five anaesthetists and 30… CONTINUE READING