An analysis finds a “one size fits all” approach to prescribing opioids after surgery poses risks for addiction in certain patients.
Post Operative and Recovery
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?
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.