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To limit narcotics use
Cochrane review: multiple studies have shown postoperative pain can be managed with non-narcotic meds with good outcome
Less medication related side effects:N/V, constipation, disorientation
Prevents substance addiction/abuse
Limited post-operative narcotic use in elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Abington Jefferson Health, Thomas Jefferson University HOUSE STAFF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND PATIENT SAFETY POSTERS
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Senthil-Kumar, MD, Prabhu; Olszewski, MD, Tanya; Josloff, MD, Robert; and Noonan, MD, Kristin, "Limited post-operative narcotic use in elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy" (2017). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2016-2019). Poster 39.