Patients Get More Opioids Than They Need After Knee Arthroscopy

Study Finds Wide State Variation in Opioid Prescribing, Dosages

By M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS and Benjamin Ukert, PhD August 31, 2020
Figure 1. Observed prescribed rate is displayed within each state. States with higher-than-expected prescribing rates based on covariates are highlighted in red and those with lower-than-expected prescribing rates are shown in blue. Source: Ukert et al., BMJ Open, 2020.
Figure 2. Quantity supplied among those who filled opioid prescriptions within 3 days- authors’ annotation. Ukert et al., BMJ Open, 2020.