Surgeons Are Closer to Predicting Which Patients Need Post-Surgery Opioids—and Which Ones Don’t

Prescribing by Pain Level, Age, and Previous Use May Reduce Excess Pills

By Chris Tachibana, PhD, MS March 8, 2024

What did surgeons request from the messaging system?

Which patients tend to use fewer opioids?

How did you account for the effects of race on opioid prescribing?

How could these results change surgical pain management?