Impact of a multimodal anti-emetic prophylaxis on patient satisfaction in high-risk patients for postoperative nausea and vomiting.

@article{Eberhart2002ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of a multimodal anti-emetic prophylaxis on patient satisfaction in high-risk patients for postoperative nausea and vomiting.},
  author={Leopold H. J. Eberhart and Michael Mauch and Astrid Marie Morin and Hinnerk F. Wulf and Goetz F. Geldner},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2002},
  volume={57 10},
  pages={1022-7}
}
Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are frequent and unpleasant symptoms. This prospective study aimed to assess the efficacy of a multimodal approach to prevent PONV, and patient satisfaction using the willingness-to-pay method. Two validated risk scores were applied to forecast the individual risk for PONV in 900 consecutive patients of whom 108 were identified as high-risk patients (predicted risk: 79-87%). High-risk patients received multimodal anti-emetic prophylaxis: total… CONTINUE READING