Opioid Prescribing Patterns, Patient Use, and Postoperative Pain After Hysterectomy for Benign Indications


This prospective observational cohort study examined opioid prescribing patterns, self-reported patient use and postoperative pain following ~100 consecutive hysterectomies performed at the University of Michigan for benign indications. We found that patients report using about half of the opioids prescribed after surgery, and that individual patient factors that independently predicted two-week opioid consumption after discharge were similar to those we previously reported to predict opioid consumption prior to hospital discharge, and included route of hysterectomy (abdominal versus minimally invasive), self-report measure of centralized pain (Fibromyalgia Survey Score), preoperative opioid use, and history (but not presence) of endometriosis.

Status: Completed
Funding: None
Category: Research