- 10% of patients did not have a usual prescriber preoperatively and were more likely to have prescriptions from multiple prescribers and new long-acting opioid prescriptions.
- 8% of patients were exposed to high risk prescribing postoperatively.
- Among patients with a usual prescriber, earlier return was associated with decreased odds of receiving prescriptions from multiple prescribers.
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