Introduction to the prospect process

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prospect provides recommendations for procedure-specific postoperative pain management based on expert interpretation of procedure-specific and transferable evidence in the context of current clinical practice

The process by which the prospect Working Group formulates its recommendations has been refined to take greater account of the quality of available evidence and to reduce the potential for bias in the formulation of recommendations (Neugebauer 2007). The refined methodology will be implemented in full for procedure reviews performed from 2006