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replacement patients who received 90 opioid pills were more likely to take more pills than patients who received 30. Check out these numbers that emerged from the trials. The average number of opioid pills Rush hip and knee surgeons typically pre- scribed was between 90 to 120, in line with the national average. Dr. Bannon reports that the median number of leftover pills among patients who received 90 pills was 73, while among patients who received 30, it was 15. That means both groups took roughly the same number of pills. "We thought, 'This is crazy, everyone really should be prescribing much fewer pills than they actually are," says Dr. Hannon. Patient satisfaction scores can affect how much a physician gets reim- bursed, so of course doctors are sensitive about those scores' relation- ship with pain control. The rationale is that if they prescribe fewer, or J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 3 5 G O F A R T H E R T a k e p a i n t h e r a p y t o a n e w l e v e l MEET NIMBUS™ II PAINPRO Our newFRVWH΍HFWLYH electronic pain pump can: • reliably spare opioids with precision electronic delivery • H΍HFWLYHO\H[WHQGWKHUDS\WRGD\V • boost your reputation with traceable patient outcomes To learn more, visit w w w.nimbuspainpro.com/gofar ther or call 1- (84 4) -479-8500. Custom 12 Protocol Library Patient controlled Bolus Intermittent Bolus Delay Start Cu De

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