Key clinical point: Use of enhanced recovery after surgery protocols significantly reduced opioid use after cesarean deliveries.
Major finding: A total of 8,082 opioid units were used in a historical cohort, compared with 803 units used since the introduction of enhanced recovery after surgery protocols.
Study details: The data come from a historical cohort of 52,109 patients and a cohort of 51,463 patients who underwent enhanced recovery after surgery protocols at a single center.
Disclosures: Dr. Gwacham had no financial conflicts to disclose.
Gwacham NI et al. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 May;135:2S doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000662880.08512.6b.