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Panel creates opioid prescription guidelines for common procedures including orthopedic surgeries

11 monthes ago   |   By Healio

Among opioid-prescribing guidelines for 20 common surgeries created by a panel of health care providers and patients from the John Hopkins Health System, panelists recommended a range of zero to 20 pills for three out of four orthopedic surgeries evaluated, which was the highest range of opioids among the eight health care specialties reviewed, according to a release from John Hopkins Medicine.
“Over-prescribing after surgery has been a contributor to the opioid crisis, with new research showing that most patients don't need most of the pills they are prescribed,” Martin A.
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Nuffield Health patient returns to work after surgery sorts sciatica

Nuffield Health patient returns to work after surgery sorts sciatica

11 monthes ago   |   By Wales online

Patient talks of 'first class' experience at Nuffield Health Vale Hospital after successful surgery
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