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Prescribing guide recommends fewer opioids after colorectal surgery

Key clinical point: A guide to prescribing of opioids after colorectal surgery could help reduce unnecessary supply of pills.

Major finding: Only 38% of prescribed opioids for postoperative pain were consumed after release.

Study details: A retrospective analysis (n = 100).

Disclosures: No funding information was disclosed. Dr. Meyer and Dr. Mitchem have no relevant financial disclosures.


Meyer D et al. Clinical Congress 2019, Abstract.