Opioid-Prescribing Practices in Plastic Surgery: A Juxtaposition of Attendings and Trainees

@article{Joseph2020OpioidPrescribingPI,
  title={Opioid-Prescribing Practices in Plastic Surgery: A Juxtaposition of Attendings and Trainees},
  author={Walter J Joseph and Nicholas G. Cuccolo and Ian Chow and Elizabeth A. Moroni and Emily H. Beers},
  journal={Aesthetic Plastic Surgery},
  year={2020},
  volume={44},
  pages={595-603}
}
Background The rates of opioid abuse and overdose in America have risen in parallel with the rates of opioid prescribing by physicians. As such, we sought to examine the prescribing practices among plastic surgery attendings and trainees to determine the need for more thorough education. Methods A survey was distributed to all ACGME-accredited plastic surgery residency programs and included questions regarding opioid-prescribing practices and self-rated ability pertaining to opioid management… 
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