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Papers: 24 Dec 2022 - 30 Dec 2022


Front Digit Health


Changes in postoperative opioid prescribing across three diverse healthcare systems, 2010-2020.


Coquet J, Zammit A, Hajouji O E, Humphreys K, Asch SM, Osborne TF, Curtin CM, Hernandez-Boussard T
Front Digit Health. 2022; 4:995497.
PMID: 36561925.


The opioid crisis brought scrutiny to opioid prescribing. Understanding how opioid prescribing patterns and corresponding patient outcomes changed during the epidemic is essential for future targeted policies. Many studies attempt to model trends in opioid prescriptions therefore understanding the temporal shift in opioid prescribing patterns across populations is necessary. This study characterized postoperative opioid prescribing patterns across different populations, 2010-2020.