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06/20/2019
Opioid Use Before Joint Replacement Surgery: Adverse Outcomes

Preoperative opioid use before elective surgery brings elevated risk and costs. Patients who take opioids preoperatively have elevated risk during...

06/19/2019
Poor outcomes seen in elective total joint arthroplasty patients who take opioids preoperatively

According to recently published results, there was a significant correlation between increased health care costs and adverse perioperative surgical outcomes...

06/10/2019
The Impact of Preoperative Opioid Use on Patient Outcomes

A new study looked at the effects of front-end opioid prescribing for patients in need of knee, hip, or shoulder...

05/27/2019
Taking Opioids Before Joint Replacement Increases Length of Stay, Total Costs

The analysis showed the opioid cessation rate at 18 months after surgery was 64% among those who used the pain...

05/16/2019
axialHealthcare Runs HIPAA-Compliant Virtual Contact Center on Amazon Connect

It’s no secret that America is in the grip of an opioid-addiction crisis. In 2017, 11.4 million people misused prescription...

05/15/2019
PQA Endorses Three New Quality Performance Measures for Opioids

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), through a majority vote of its members, has endorsed three new performance measures that evaluate...