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Journal Article
Study

The nature, magnitude, and reporting compliance of device-related events for intravenous patient-controlled analgesia in the FDA Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database.

Lawal OD, Mohanty M, Elder H, et al. Expert opinion on drug safety. 2018;17:347-357.

This study reviewed mandatory reporting of patient-controlled analgesia device-related events to the Food and Drug Administration postmarketing surveillance database. Less that 10% of reported events were deemed adverse events, and the vast majority of these were preventable. The authors call for development and adoption of patient-controlled analgesia devices with improved safety features and better training.