Key clinical point: The findings could help clinicians recognize patients who are at risk for high opioid use.
Major finding: Laparoscopic surgery should require fewer opioids, but prescribing remains unexpectedly high.
Study details: Retrospective analysis of data from the Premier Inpatient Database (n = 18,395).
Disclosures: Dr. Keller had no relevant financial disclosures.
Keller DS et al. Clinical Congress 2019, Abstract.