Spillover Effect of Evidence-Based Postoperative Opioid Prescribing
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- After introducing evidence-based prescribing recommendations for laparoscopic cholecystectomy, prescribing decreased for four other surgical procedures, with no significant increase in refill requests.
- Implementing evidence-based prescribing recommendations contributes to increased awareness of safe and appropriate opioid prescribing practices.