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Papers: 18 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020

Human Studies


J Pain Res


The Persistence of Opioid Use Following Surgical Admission: An Australian Single-Site Retrospective Cohort Study.


Veal F, Thompson A, Halliday S, Boyles P, Orlikowski C, Bereznicki L
J Pain Res. 2020; 13:703-708.
PMID: 32308469.


Acute pain is common following surgery, with opioids frequently employed in its management. Studies indicate that commencing an opioid during a hospital admission increases the likelihood of long-term use. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of opioid persistence amongst opioid-naïve patients following surgery as well as the indication for use.