Patient-Controlled Analgesia in the Emergency Department


( Last Updated : September 27, 2021)
Project Line:
Health Technology Review
Project Sub Line:
Summary of Abstracts
Project Number:
RB1591-000

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Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of patient-controlled analgesia for patients with pain in the emergency department?

  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines describing patient-controlled analgesia for patients with pain in the emergency department?

Key Message

  • Six randomized controlled trials and 1 non-randomized study were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of patient-controlled analgesia for adult patients with pain in the emergency department.

  • No evidence-based guidelines describing patient-controlled analgesia for patients with pain in the emergency department was identified.