PROSPECT: evidence-based, procedure-specific postoperative pain management

Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2007 Mar;21(1):149-59. doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2006.12.001.


Existing general guidelines for perioperative pain management do not consider procedure-specific differences in analgesic efficacy or applicability of a given analgesic technique. For the clinician, an evidence-based, procedure-specific guideline for perioperative pain management is therefore desirable. This chapter reviews the methodology and results of

Prospect: a public web site ( which provides information and recommendations for evidence-based procedure-specific postoperative pain management.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Decision Support Systems, Clinical*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine*
  • Humans
  • Pain, Postoperative / drug therapy*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic