- Advanced practice providers account for 1-in-5 postoperative opioid prescriptions.
- Postoperative opioid prescriptions written by advanced practice providers are 18% larger than those written by physicians.
- All providers should be involved in postoperative care to understand prescribing practices and identify barriers to reducing prescribing.
Cron DC, Lee JS, Dupree JM, et al. Provider Characteristics Associated With Outpatient Opioid Prescribing After Surgery. Ann Surg. 2020;271(4):680-685. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000003013