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Correlation between 24-hour predischarge opioid use and amount of opioids prescribed at hospital discharge.

Chen EY, Marcantonio A, Tornetta P. Correlation Between 24-Hour Predischarge Opioid Use and Amount of Opioids Prescribed at Hospital Discharge. JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):e174859. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4859.

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December 20, 2017
Chen EY, Marcantonio A, Tornetta P. JAMA Surg. 2018;153:e174859.

This cross-sectional study at a single institution found that postoperative opioid prescribing varied widely. Individual patients' 24-hour predischarge opioid use did not predict their postdischarge opioid prescription amount. This suggests the need to optimize opioid prescribing for postoperative patients at discharge.

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Chen EY, Marcantonio A, Tornetta P. Correlation Between 24-Hour Predischarge Opioid Use and Amount of Opioids Prescribed at Hospital Discharge. JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):e174859. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4859.