Opioid-Prescribing Guidelines for Common Surgical Procedures: An Expert Panel Consensus


One in 16 surgical patients prescribed opioids becomes a long-term user. Overprescribing opioids after surgery is common, and the lack of multidisciplinary procedure specific guidelines contributes to the wide variation in opioid prescribing practices. We hypothesized that a single-institution, multidisciplinary expert panel can establish consensus on
ideal opioid prescribing for select common surgical procedures.

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