The top 5% of prescribers account for half of opioid prescriptions and high risk prescriptions to children and young adults.
Post Operative and Recovery
An analysis finds a “one size fits all” approach to prescribing opioids after surgery poses risks for addiction in certain patients.
Among those who underwent a mastectomy and breast reconstruction, there were no significant differences in complication rate or patient well-being for women who received chemotherapy as an additional treatment compared to those who did not.
Effective pain control with equal short-term outcomes and patient satisfaction seen in patients who got non-opioid pain medication.
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?