Key PointsQuestionWhat is the association of institutional availability of multimodal analgesia pathways with adoption and adherence to such pathways, and the frequency of opioid prescriptions at discharge following thyroid and parathyroid surgery? FindingsIn this cohort study of 528 adults who underwent thyroid and parathyroid surgery, availability of institutional multimodal analgesia pathways was associated with progressive increase in adoption and adherence to the multimodal analgesia pathway and with reduced frequency of opioid prescriptions on discharge. MeaningAvailability of effective nonopioid multimodal analgesia pathways can favorably influence physician prescribing practices, encourage adherence to pathway components, and avoid unnecessary opioid prescriptions following thyroid and parathyroid surgery.
JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery – American Medical Association
Published: Nov 19, 2018