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Quality and Patient Safety:


Quality/Patient Safety Goal:

Opioid Prescription Reduction in Orthopedic Surgical Patients

Why this measure is important

The worsening opioid epidemic is concerning, even for children’s hospitals. We are reducing the number of outpatient and inpatient opioid prescriptions.

How we measure

Decreasing duration of medication use and total dose of medication, and reducing overall use of opioids. We measure by Morphine Equivalent Doses (MED).

Orthopedics Average MED Per Discharged Patient
Department of Surgery Average MED per Discharged Patient



What we are doing to improve

Decreasing MED for discharged patients in Orthopedics and Surgery.

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