Orthopods’ post-op opioid plan a success

Only 6% of patients were discharged with the maximum quantity of drugs after the campaign
Staff writers
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Doctors at a Melbourne hospital have demonstrated the capacity for change in opioid prescribing by almost halving the number of drugs issued to orthopaedic patients on discharge.

They also secured a 12-fold increase in the proportion of patients sent home with an opioid weaning plan.