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Human Studies

2019 Nov




Postoperative opioid prescribing is not my job: A qualitative analysis of care transitions.


Klueh MP, Sloss KR, Dossett LA, Englesbe MJ, Waljee JF, Brummett CM, Lagisetty PA, Lee JS
Surgery. 2019 Nov; 166(5):744-751.
PMID: 31303324.


Persistent opioid use is common after surgical procedures, and postoperative opioid prescribing often transitions from surgeons to primary care physicians in the months after surgery. It is unknown how surgeons currently transition these patients or the preferred approach to successful coordination of care. This qualitative study aimed to describe transitions of care for postoperative opioid prescribing and identify barriers and facilitators of ideal transitions for potential intervention targets.