Hospitalists should continue to strive to achieve a proper balance with opioids between offering adequate analgesia for their patients and the risk of adverse events, she said. “The need for judicious prescribing is our main take-home message. I hope that people leave with a better understanding of what a reasonable amount of opioids to prescribe on discharge looks like.”
Dr. Herzig receives financial compensation from SHM for her role as senior deputy editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine (unrelated to the present work).
Opioids: What Now?
Monday, April 10:35-11:35 a.m.
Crystal Ballroom G1/A&B