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Opioid prescribing patterns mostly ‘unchanged’ with laparoscopy

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.

Citation:

Keller DS et al. Clinical Congress 2019, Abstract.