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Association of Decreased Postsurgical Opioid Prescribing With Patients’ Satisfaction With Surgeons

Association of Decreased Postsurgical Opioid Prescribing With Patients’ Satisfaction With Surgeons Key PointsQuestionIs decreased opioid prescribing by surgeons associated with lower patient-reported satisfaction ratings of their surgeon? FindingsIn this survey study, surgeons could greatly decrease the proportion of their patients receiving opioids and the number of pills prescribed with no significant change in their satisfaction ratings. MeaningConcern regarding clinician satisfaction scores should not be a barrier to appropriate opioid prescribing by surgeons. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

Association of Decreased Postsurgical Opioid Prescribing With Patients’ Satisfaction With Surgeons

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2019 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6254
eISSN
2168-6262
DOI
10.1001/jamasurg.2019.2875
Publisher site
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionIs decreased opioid prescribing by surgeons associated with lower patient-reported satisfaction ratings of their surgeon? FindingsIn this survey study, surgeons could greatly decrease the proportion of their patients receiving opioids and the number of pills prescribed with no significant change in their satisfaction ratings. MeaningConcern regarding clinician satisfaction scores should not be a barrier to appropriate opioid prescribing by surgeons.

Journal

JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 16, 2019

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