TITLE

THE COST EFFECTIVENESS OF OPIOD ANALGESIA FOR COLONOSCOPY: A PILOT STUDY COMPARING PENTAZOCINE, PETHIDINE, AND NALBUPHINE HYDROCHLORIDE

AUTHOR(S)
Lyth, C.; Brooke, M. J.; Green, I.; Brind, A.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study that explores the cost effectiveness of opiod analgesia for colonoscopy. Various types of intravenous analgesia are used for colonoscopy. Cost per vial varies by up to 300%, depending on the type of analgesia used. The study concludes that despite nalbuphine hydrochloride being over 300% more expensive, and pentazocine more than 100% more than pethidine, they did not offer any benefit. Pethidine remains the best tolerated, most effective, and cheapest analgesic for colonoscopy.
ACCESSION #
13218971

 

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