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2020 Feb 07

Br J Surg

Risk factors and outcomes of chronic opioid use following trauma.


von Oelreich E, Eriksson M, Brattström O, Sjölund K-F, Discacciati A, Larsson E, Oldner A
Br J Surg. 2020 Feb 07.
PMID: 32031251.


The growing problem of opioid misuse has become a serious crisis in many countries. The role of trauma as a gateway to opioid use is currently not determined. The study was undertaken to assess whether traumatic injury might be associated with chronic opioid use and accompanying increased long-term mortality.