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Human Studies

2019 Jul 03

JAMA Netw Open



Prevalence and Risk Factors Associated With Long-term Opioid Use After Injury Among Previously Opioid-Free Workers.


Durand Z, Nechuta S, Krishnaswami S, Hurwitz EL, McPheeters M
JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Jul 03; 2(7):e197222.
PMID: 31314119.


Using opioids for acute pain can lead to long-term use and associated morbidity and mortality. Injury has been documented as a gateway to long-term opioid use in some populations, but data are limited for injured workers.