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Get Patients to Pay Up - May 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 2 9 M A Y 2 0 1 5 | O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T What Makes Multimodal Work? Achieve post-op pain management success with these expert insights. z THE SOLUTION Pain is easier to prevent than treat, so get a good headstart. Brian Detwiler, CRA, COT I t's not the standard of care by any means, but a multimodal approach to post-op pain man- agement, as opposed to opi- oid-based therapy, is finding acceptance among a wider audience. "We have preached the multimodal song now for well over a decade, but finally we are seeing some traction with good results," says Eugene Viscusi, MD, director of acute pain management at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. "This has been driven in part by the recognition of opioids as potential drivers for side effects and poorer outcomes, as well as their contribution to the expanding prescription-abuse problem." Multimodal — which combines IV and oral analgesics, regional David Bernard Senior Associate Editor

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