November 8, 2021
In an effort to address the prescription opioid epidemic by reducing unnecessary or excess opioid prescriptions, the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery has been leading Mayo’s research on prescribing practices. Much of this work has been directed by Elizabeth B. Habermann, Ph.D., Deputy Director […]
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April 16, 2018
Mayo researchers are studying the opioid prescribing practices and applying it to optimize care for patients. The result in orthopedic surgery is a 48 percent reduction in the amount of opioids prescribed for hip and knee replacement. The team also noted that the prescription refill rate remained the same.