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Human Studies

2019 Apr 01




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Association Between Long-term Opioid Use in Family Members and Persistent Opioid Use After Surgery Among Adolescents and Young Adults.


Harbaugh CM, Lee JS, Chua K-P, Kenney B, Iwashyna T J, Englesbe MJ, Brummett CM, Bohnert AS, Waljee JF
JAMA Surg. 2019 Apr 01; 154(4):e185838.
PMID: 30810738.


Prior studies have found a substantial risk of persistent opioid use among adolescents and young adults undergoing surgical and dental procedures. It is unknown whether family-level factors, such as long-term opioid use in family members, is associated with persistent opioid use.