Lyth, C.; Brooke, M. J.; Green, I.; Brind, A.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA41
Academic Journal
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.


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