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Human Studies

2020 Apr 14

BMJ Open



Strategies aimed at preventing chronic opioid use in trauma and acute care surgery: a scoping review protocol.


Bérubé M, Moore L, Lauzier F, Côté C, Vogt K, Tremblay L, Martel M-O, Pagé G, Tardif P-A, Pinard A-M, Hameed MS, Perreault K, Sirois C, Bélanger C, Turgeon AF
BMJ Open. 2020 Apr 14; 10(4):e035268.
PMID: 32295777.


Globally every year, millions of patients sustain traumatic injuries and require acute care surgeries. A high incidence of chronic opioid use (up to 58%) has been documented in these populations with significant negative individual and societal impacts. Despite the importance of this public health issue, optimal strategies to limit the chronic use of opioids after trauma and acute care surgery are not clear. We aim to identify existing strategies to prevent chronic opioid use in these populations.