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Battle Post-op Pain Without Opioids - April 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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Though it's unlikely a device will ever come along that can completely replace anesthesia providers, there still may be a place in the future for computerized sedation, as long as it improves patient care while being cost-effective. "I think it was a bit naïve for some of these attention-grabbing head- lines — Device to Eliminate Need for Anesthesiologists and all that. That's not what this is about," he says. "If a device is created to improve or increase patient and physician satisfaction, and most importantly, patient safety, then there's a future that's quite bright for it, and it will be welcomed by the anesthesia community." OSM 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 6

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