The impact of standard postoperative opioid prescribing guidelines on racial differences in opioid prescribing: A retrospective review.


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.