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Papers: 31 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019

Human Studies

2020 Jan

Spine J



Opioid-Limiting Legislation Associated with Decreased 30-Day Opioid Utilization Following Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion.


Reid DBC, Patel SA, Shah KN, Shapiro BH, Ruddell JH, Akelman E, Palumbo MA, Daniels AH
Spine J. 2020 Jan; 20(1):69-77.
PMID: 31487559.


Since 2016, 35 of 50 U.S. states have passed opioid-limiting laws. The impact on postoperative opioid prescribing and secondary outcomes following ACDF remains unknown.