Post-surgical Opioid Prescribing: 9 Questions, 3 Countries

October 16, 2019
Steven A. King, MD, MS
Steven A. King, MD, MS

Opioid prescribing after outpatient surgery looks very different in the US, Canada, and Sweden. Which drugs are favored? How much is prescribed? Test your intuition.

Opioid prescribing after outpatient surgery looks very different in the US, Canada, and Sweden. Which drugs are favored? How much is prescribed? Test your intuition by clicking through the 9 questions below on the outcomes of a new study, published in September in JAMA Network Open. Dr King is a pain specialist in private practice in Philadelphia, Penn.