Herb JN, Williams BM, Chen KA, Young JC, Chidgey BA, McNaull PP, Stitzenberg KB. The impact of standard postoperative opioid prescribing guidelines on racial differences in opioid prescribing: A retrospective review. Surgery. 2021 Jan 31. PMID: 33536118 [PubMed]
Racial disparities in opioid prescribing are widely documented, though few studies assess racial differences in the postoperative setting specifically. We hypothesized standard opioid prescribing schedules reduce total opioids prescribed postoperatively and mitigate racial variation in postoperative opioid prescribing.