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Trauma Surg Acute Care Open



Opioid stewardship after emergency laparoscopic general surgery.


Nahanni C, Nadler A, Nathens AB
Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019; 4(1):e000328.
PMID: 31673634.


Opioid administration in postoperative patients has contributed to the opioid crisis by increasing the load of opioids available in the community. Implementation of evidence-based practices is key to optimizing the use of opioids for acute pain control. This study aims to characterize the administration and prescribing practices after emergency laparoscopic general surgery procedures with the goal of identifying areas for improvement.