Provider Characteristics Associated with Outpatient Opioid Prescribing After Surgery
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
- 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.