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.
JAMA Surgery – American Medical Association
Published: Nov 16, 2019