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Do surgeons get lower patient satisfaction ratings when they prescribe fewer opioids?

October 16, 2019

What The Study Did: A survey study of nearly 1,000 patients who underwent common outpatient surgical procedures reports no significant change in ratings for how satisfied patients were with surgeons when surgeons prescribed fewer opioids.

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Authors: Richard J. Barth Jr., M.D., of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.2875)

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