This article aims to discuss and provide insight into the effects of the increased use and price (from $12.43 to $35.40 in 2014) of intravenous acetaminophen, which has rapidly gained acceptance in the field of perioperative medicine. Overall use and characteristics are described for selected surgeries with absolute use particularly high in orthopedic surgeries associated with substantial costs (up to an additional $160,000 per year per hospital for just orthopedic use). The availability of large-scale data on costs and use of intravenous acetaminophen in the United States will greatly benefit the ongoing discussions on its place in current practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-286
Number of pages3
JournalRegional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 4 May 2015


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