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.