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InstaPoll: First Case On-Time Starts

Published: July 10, 2017

When the first case of the day starts late, it can upset the entire day's surgical schedule, delaying subsequent cases, causing bottlenecks, and frustrating patients, surgeons and staff. Tell us in this week's InstaPoll how likely you are to start your first case on time.

More than half (56%) of the 123 respondents to last week's InstaPoll say their surgeons have cut back on the number of painkillers they prescribe to patients after surgery. The results:

Are your surgeons prescribing fewer painkillers in the wake of the opioid epidemic?

  • considerably fewer 23%
  • somewhat fewer 33%
  • about the same 44%

Dan O'Connor

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