Using default opioid dosing settings to limit excessive opioid prescribing to adolescents and young adults undergoing tonsillectomy

Summary

We will collect data on patient-reported opioid consumption among adolescents and young adults undergoing tonsillectomy, implement default quantity settings for opioid prescriptions based on this consumption in the University of Michigan electronic health record system, and evaluate whether this intervention can reduce opioid prescribing without causing unintended effects such as worsened pain.

Status: Ongoing
Funding: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Faculty Engagement: Chad Brummett, MD
Category: Research