November 8, 2021
Advancements in opioids research, transformations in postsurgical prescribing
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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November 3, 2021
Transforming the practice of opioid prescribing — for kids
For children, the opioid epidemic can be about adults in their lives with opioid use disorder or accidental overdoses when a child finds their parent’s pill bottle. But kids can also get addicted to opioids. Mayo Clinic’s Courtney Baker, M.D., an orthopedic surgical resident, and his mentor, Todd Milbrandt, M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, decided […]
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April 16, 2018
New Mayo guidelines cut some opioid prescriptions by half
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.
Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cody Wyles, opioids, orthopedics, Tad Mabry
August 3, 2017
Mayo researchers seek to manage pain while minimizing opioid prescriptions
For decades, the emphasis nationwide for treating surgical patients was to prescribe enough opioid pain medication to ensure they didn’t have any pain. But health care providers are realizing it’s a balancing act between managing pain and ensuring patients aren’t overprescribed.
Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cornelius Thiels, Elizabeth Habermann, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, opioids, Robert Cima, surgery, surgical outcomes, Tad Mabry