Care Coordination for Patients on Chronic Opioid Therapy Following Surgery
Lagisetty P, Bohnert A, Goesling J, et al. Care Coordination for Patients on Chronic Opioid Therapy Following Surgery: A Cohort Study. Ann Surg. 2020;272(2):304-310. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000003235
- 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.