Led by Martin A. Makary, MD, MPH, a Johns Hopkins panel of experts developed the nation’s first set of opioid prescribing guidelines for 20 common surgical procedures in 8 surgical specialties.
The guidelines are based on the premise that opioid prescribing should be based on the surgical procedure rather than a blanket approach.
The minimum number of opioid tablets recommended was zero. The maximum number of tablets varied by procedure:
Procedure specific opioid prescribing recommendations may help provide guidance for clinicians who are currently overprescribing, the authors say.Read More >>