• Study
  • Published December 2017

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

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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