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Human Studies

2019 Jul 17

J Bone Joint Surg Am



Cross-Cultural Comparison of Postoperative Discharge Opioid Prescribing After Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery.


Young JD, Bhashyam AR, Qudsi RA, Parisien RL, Shrestha S, van der Vliet QMJ, Fils J, Losina E, Dyer GSM
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Jul 17; 101(14):1286-1293.
PMID: 31318808.


The extent of variation in analgesic prescribing following musculoskeletal injury among countries and cultural contexts is poorly understood. Such an understanding can inform both domestic prescribing and future policy. The aim of our survey study was to evaluate how opioid prescribing by orthopaedic residents varies by geographic context.