Could the makeup of medical teams help explain why Black patients are more likely than white patients to die after heart surgery in the same hospitals?
Post Operative and Recovery
Comparison of opioid-sparing approach with standard care shows no difference in patient satisfaction, but less pain among those counseled to use opioids only as backup.
Improved outcomes in some patients could be due to a more complete reversal of the effects of muscle relaxants used during surgery.
Diagnoses of mental health and substance use disorders associated with three times higher odds of overdose.