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Opioid Management Program Reduced Narcotics Prescribed After Breast Surgery

Key clinical point: Surgeons prescribed fewer narcotics to breast surgery patients after implementation of an opioid prescription management program.

Major finding: After the program was implemented, surgeons prescribed five fewer pills for each patient who underwent excisional biopsy or lumpectomy and three fewer pills for patients who underwent mastectomy with reconstruction.

Study details: A prospective study analyzing opioid prescription and usage for 100 consecutive breast surgery patients at the Cleveland Clinic.

Disclosures: Dr. Valente has no disclosures.