Winning by Default: Tonsillectomy Study Shows Power of Pre-Set Opioid Rx Size

June 30, 2022


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5-15 mins
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Presented by Health Lab

A new study from Michigan Medicine found that with a reduced default opioid prescription size, patients went home with 29% fewer doses of opioid painkillers and reported similar pain control. Kao-Ping Chua, M.D., Ph.D., a U-M pediatrician, and lead author, shares insights from the study, suggesting that hospitals can reduce excessive opioid prescriptions without worsening pain control with this new evidence-based approach.

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