From Data to Practice

Increasing Awareness of Opioid Prescribing Data Changes Practice

Cornelius A. Thiels, Kristine T. Hanson, Robert R. Cima, Elizabeth B Habermann

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Abstract

We hypothesized that the recent attention to the opioid epidemic, combined with internal dissemination of data on prescribing practices, impacted our institution's opioid prescribing at discharge from elective surgery. We reviewed our recent practice to assess whether this increasing awareness resulted in reductions of opioid prescriptions for patients with acute pain. Data on prescribing for patients undergoing elective surgery between 2016 and early 2017 demonstrated that opioid prescribing practices have improved in the recent era without an observed increase in refill rates. Although additional work is needed to further improve standardization and reduce opioid prescribing, these data suggest that increased awareness may be an important first step in improving opioid prescribing practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e46-e47
JournalAnnals of Surgery
Volume267
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

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From Data to Practice : Increasing Awareness of Opioid Prescribing Data Changes Practice. / Thiels, Cornelius A.; Hanson, Kristine T.; Cima, Robert R.; Habermann, Elizabeth B.

In: Annals of Surgery, Vol. 267, No. 3, 01.03.2018, p. e46-e47.

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Thiels, Cornelius A. ; Hanson, Kristine T. ; Cima, Robert R. ; Habermann, Elizabeth B. / From Data to Practice : Increasing Awareness of Opioid Prescribing Data Changes Practice. In: Annals of Surgery. 2018 ; Vol. 267, No. 3. pp. e46-e47.
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