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2020 Mar 11


Recommendations for the Prescription of Opioids at Discharge After Abdominopelvic Surgery: A Systematic Review.


Zhang DDQ, Dossa F, Arora A, Cusimano MC, Speller B, Little T, Ladha K, Brar S, Urbach DR, Tricco AC, Wijeysundera DN, Clarke HA, Baxter NN
JAMA Surg. 2020 Mar 11.
PMID: 32159738.


The prescription of opioids at discharge after abdominopelvic surgery is variable and often excessive. A lack of guidance for abdominopelvic surgeons may explain the suboptimal nature of current prescribing practices.