Coming next month in JACS and online now: Standardization of outpatient procedure narcotics: A prospective non-inferiority study to reduce opioid use in outpatient general surgical procedures

Luke B. Hartford, DVM, MD; Julie Ann M. Van Koughnett, MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACS; Patrick B. Murphy, MD, MSc, MPH; et al report in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) their findings that for outpatient open hernia repair and cholecystectomy, a standardized pain care bundle significantly decreased opioid prescribing and frequently eliminated opioid use while adequately treating postoperative pain and improving patient satisfaction.

This article and all other JACS content is available online.

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