- The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) captures key elements of patient satisfaction, including pain management. The study found no correlation between HCAHPS pain measures and postoperative opioid prescribing in surgical patients in Michigan.
- Clinicians can feel empowered to reduce their initial opioid prescription without harming patient satisfaction or their hospitals’ reimbursement.
Lee JS, Hu HM, Brummett CM, et al. Postoperative Opioid Prescribing and the Pain Scores on Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey. JAMA. 2017;317(19):2013-2015. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.2827