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InstaPoll: Have Your Surgeons Changed Their Opioid Prescribing Habits?

Published: June 26, 2017

Health officials who believe that surgeons are unwittingly fueling the nation's opioid epidemic by overprescribing opioids have urged doctors to cut back on the number of painkillers they prescribe to patients after surgery. Tell us in this week's InstaPoll if your surgeons are prescribing fewer opioids.

If a surveyor walked through their doors right now for a surprise on-site inspection, 8% of the 337 respondents to last week's InstaPoll would be afraid of what the surveyor might discover. The results:

If a surveyor walked through our doors right now for a surprise on-site inspection, we'd _____ .

  • pass with flying colors 41%
  • be cited for a few deficiencies 51%
  • be in a world of trouble 8%

Dan O'Connor

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