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Papers: 7 Sep 2019 - 13 Sep 2019

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 Sep 04

JAMA Netw Open



Opioid Prescribing After Surgery in the United States, Canada, and Sweden.


Ladha KS, Neuman MD, Broms G, Bethell J, Bateman BT, Wijeysundera DN, Bell M, Hallqvist L, Svensson T, Newcomb CW, Brensinger CM, Gaskins LJ, Wunsch H
JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Sep 04; 2(9):e1910734.
PMID: 31483475.


Small studies and anecdotal evidence suggest marked differences in the use of opioids after surgery internationally; however, this has not been evaluated systematically across populations receiving similar procedures in different countries.