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2020 Mar 17

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg

Effect of a Standardized Electronic Medical Record Order Set on Opioid Prescribing after Tonsillectomy.


Horton JD, Corrigan C, Patel T, Schaffer C, Cina RA, White DR
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Mar 17:194599820911721.
PMID: 32178580.


Approximately 5% of children develop new persistent opioid use after tonsillectomy. Critical review of our prescribing practices revealed inconsistent and excessive opioid prescribing after this procedure in children. We sought to improve our practice by using a standardized electronic medical record (EMR)-based order set.