2019 Postoperative Opioid Prescribing QI Project

Project Description 

Updated Opioid Prescribing Recommendations 

Included CPT Code List 

Link to Michigan OPEN Patient and Provider Resources 


For the purposes of the 2019 QI Project, any prescription written for a drug other than 5 mg. Oxycodone will be converted to OME in order to determine whether or not the prescribing recommendation was met.


To determine the total oral morphine equivalent of a discharge prescription, use this equation:  CONVERSION FACTOR x PILL DOSE x TOTAL NUMBER OF PILLS GIVEN


Table of Opioid Oral Morphine Milligram Equivalent (MME) Conversion Factors