Researchers at Michigan OPEN studied MSQC patient-reported outcomes data to learn more about their postoperative opioid prescribing recommendations. The study findings have just been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Key findings from the NEJM study:
- Postop opioid prescribing fell by ~30%
- Opioid consumption decreased by ~50%
- Patient-reported satisfaction with care and pain in the week after surgery remained stable
Read the full study here: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1905045