Welcome to the debut installment of our new column featuring brief case studies written by your physician anesthesiologist peers. We encourage you to share your own case study in a future issue. Please contact Haley McKinney at haley.mckinney@wolterskluwer.com for issue availability/deadlines and to obtain the three-part case study submission questionnaire. Thank you!

Our practice setting is a large academic medical center. Opiate-sparing pain management has been a cornerstone of our Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) efforts at University Hospital (approximately 700 beds) and the James Cancer Hospital (approximately 350 beds).

In recent years, Ohio has been among the nation's leaders in opiate-related deaths (asamonitor.pub/3l6QeKn). The opiate epidemic annually costs Ohioans almost as much as the budget for K-12 education (asamonitor.pub/3l4HhkM). As part of the ongoing commitment to community well-being, The Ohio State University has marshalled resources...

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