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How One State Beat National Surgery Opioid Trends

March 24, 2023


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5-15 mins
Opiod Pills Doctor Hands Hospital
Presented by Health Lab

A statewide effort to treat the pain of surgery patients without increasing their risk of a long-term dependence on opioids has paid off in Michigan, a study shows. In less than two years, the effort led to a massive reduction in the amount of opioids patients received after having six different common operations and a decrease in the chance that they would continue to fill opioid prescriptions months after their surgical pain should have eased.

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