How are patients undergoing urologic surgery getting narcotics refills?

“We found that a remarkable percentage of patients were getting narcotics refills from non urologists,” said Jay Simhan, MD, FACS.

In this video, Jay Simhan, MD, FACS, discusses the recent Urology study, “Prescribing trends in post-operative pain management after urologic surgery: a quality care investigation for healthcare providers,” for which he served as senior author. Simhan is vice-chairman of the department of urology and director of urologic trauma, reconstruction & prosthetics for the Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.