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Minimizing Opioid Prescribing in Surgery (MOPiS) initiative: an analysis of implementation barriers.
Coughlin JM, Shallcross ML, Schäfer WLA, et al. J Surg Res. 2019;239:309-319.
Prior studies have found that patients are often prescribed opioids inappropriately after undergoing surgery. This qualitative study reports on the implementation of a multifaceted effort to reduce opioid prescribing and standardize postoperative pain management at an academic hospital. The investigators identified several barriers to improving prescribing, including time and resource constraints and fear of harming patient satisfaction.
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Tracy Minichiello, MD; March 2005
Despite a box on the admission form warning against using blood thinners and epidural anesthesia together, a patient admitted for elective surgery receives both, and becomes permanently paralyzed.