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Papers: 2 May 2020 - 8 May 2020

Human Studies

2020 Apr

Int J Spine Surg



Predictive Risk Factors Associated With Increased Opioid Use Among Patients Undergoing Elective Spine Surgery.


Sanford Z, Broda A, Taylor H, Turcotte J, Patton CM
Int J Spine Surg. 2020 Apr; 14(2):189-194.
PMID: 32355625.


Opioids are commonly used for postoperative pain management in spine surgery. However, few guidelines exist for appropriate prescribing in the acute postoperative phase of care. We identify risk factors for inpatient (IP) opioid use and examine relationships between IP requirements and discharge (DC) opioid prescriptions.