Opioid abuse continues to be a major problem in Maine, and prescriptions are considered by some to be a source. Opioid prescriptions are not necessarily standardized among providers for common surgical procedures or conditions.
Goal: By the end of FY20, we will standardize post-op opioid prescriptions for 3 common surgical procedures or conditions. We will query patients post-op about how many pills they took and adjust future prescribing as necessary in order to avoid over-prescribing.
Rughani, Anand, "Standard Opioid Prescribing" (2020). MaineHealth Performance Improvement. 5.