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2021 Jun 11

Anesth Analg

Effectiveness of Perioperative Opioid Educational Initiatives: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.


Zorrilla-Vaca A, Mena GE, Ramirez PT, Lee BH, Sideris A, Wu CL
Anesth Analg. 2021 Jun 11.
PMID: 34125081.


Opioids are the most commonly prescribed analgesics in the United States. Current guidelines have proposed education initiatives to reduce the risk of chronic opioid consumption, yet there is lack of efficacy data on such interventions. Our study evaluates the impact of perioperative opioid education on postoperative opioid consumption patterns including opioid cessation, number of pills consumed, and opioid prescription refills.