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Human Studies

2020 Sep 03

J Surg Res


An Educational Intervention Reduces Opioids Prescribed Following General Surgery Procedures.


Kemp Bohan PM, Chick RC, Wall ME, Hale DF, Tzeng C-WD, Peoples GE, Vreeland TJ, Clifton TG
J Surg Res. 2020 Sep 03; 257:399-405.
PMID: 32892137.


Variability exists in opioid prescribing practices among surgeons, frequently resulting in the prescription of excessive opioids. This study evaluated the ability of a single educational intervention targeted toward general surgery residents to reduce the quantity of postoperative opioids prescribed.