Estimating the Effect of Intravenous Acetaminophen for Postoperative Pain Management on Length of Stay and Inpatient Hospital Costs

@inproceedings{Shaffer2017EstimatingTE,
  title={Estimating the Effect of Intravenous Acetaminophen for Postoperative Pain Management on Length of Stay and Inpatient Hospital Costs},
  author={Elizabeth Shaffer and An T N Pham and Robert L. Woldman and Andrew M Spiegelman and Scott A. Strassels and George J. Wan and Thomas Zimmerman},
  booktitle={Advances in therapy},
  year={2017}
}
INTRODUCTION The provision of safe, effective, cost-efficient perioperative inpatient acute pain management is an important concern among clinicians and administrators within healthcare institutions. Overreliance on opioid monotherapy in this setting continues to present health risks for patients and increase healthcare costs resulting from preventable adverse events. The goal of this study was to model length of stay (LOS), potential opioid-related complications, and costs for patients… CONTINUE READING
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