Overall PROSPECT Recommendations
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This algorithm for managing postoperative pain is based on the PROSPECT recommendations and illustrates the different treatment pathways for low- ¢ and high- ¢ risk patients, as well as describing the steps of the peri-operative pathway/therapies that apply to all patients ¢. Therapies that are not recommend are also indicated. a Low-risk patients are otherwise healthy patients who are not considered to be at a higher risk than is typically associated with anaesthetic or analgesic agents b High-risk patients are those considered to be at a high risk of adverse effects from inhalation anaesthetics and high-dose opioids, e.g. those at risk of organ dysfunction or undergoing extensive surgery for malignancy.