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What is the optimal opioid prescription length after women’s health surgical procedures?

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WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR PRACTICE?

  • 7-day opioid prescriptions should be sufficient after common gyn procedures
  • Monitor patients closely
  • Transfer patients as soon as possible to non-opioid pain medication


 

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Citation: Scully E, Schoenfeld AJ, Jiang W. Defining optimal length of opioid pain medication prescription after common surgical procedures. JAMA Surg. Published online September 27, 2017. doi:10/1001/jamasurg.2017.3132.

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