Improved outcomes in some patients could be due to a more complete reversal of the effects of muscle relaxants used during surgery.
Post Operative and Recovery
Diagnoses of mental health and substance use disorders associated with three times higher odds of overdose.
Patients used fewer opioid tablets when surgeons cut back prescriptions, but there is more work to be done on safe medication disposal.
Involving patients in pain management decisions significantly decreased opioid prescriptions without compromising pain control.
New research from Michigan Medicine could help clinicians identify which patients are more likely to continue to use opioids after surgery recovery.