Involving patients in pain management decisions significantly decreased opioid prescriptions without compromising pain control.
Post Operative and Recovery
New research from Michigan Medicine could help clinicians identify which patients are more likely to continue to use opioids after surgery recovery.
A new study suggests an opportunity to safely reduce opioid prescriptions to children after tonsil removal surgery.
A randomized trial shows that providing patients with special disposal bags doubled the odds they would safely dump their leftover opioid pain medicine.
Study: Long-term opioid use by one or more family members was associated to persistent opioid use by adolescents prescribed opioids after common surgical and dental procedures.
The first large study of surgical opioid prescribing and patient usage shows the potential for reduced amounts and the importance of safe disposal of unused pills.