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Human Studies

2019 Mar 01

Ann Surg

Care Coordination for Patients on Chronic Opioid Therapy Following Surgery: A Cohort Study.


Lagisetty P, Bohnert A, Goesling J, Hu H M, Travis B, Lagisetty K, Brummett CM, Englesbe MJ, Waljee J
Ann Surg. 2019 Mar 01.
PMID: 31290756.


MINI: This study sought to examine if early care-coordination between a patient's surgeon and usual prescriber of long-term opioid therapy could mitigate high-risk opioid prescribing following surgery. In this national cohort, 74.3% of chronic opioid users were exposed to episodes of high risk prescribing following surgery. Having a usual preoperative opioid prescriber and visiting this prescriber within 30 days after surgery was associated with decreased odds of having multiple prescribers in the postoperative period.