Journal Article

Association of opioid prescribing with opioid consumption after surgery in Michigan.

Howard R, Fry B, Gunaseelan V, et al. JAMA surgery. 2019;154:e184234.

This observational study found that when patients were prescribed a higher number of opioid pills following surgery, they self-administered more pills, although most patients did consume all of the pills they received. The authors suggest collecting patient-reported opioid consumption data in order to make opioid prescribing safer.