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2020 Aug 26

Reg Anesth Pain Med

Opioid use among veterans undergoing major joint surgery managed by a multidisciplinary transitional pain service.


Buys MJ, Bayless K, Romesser J, Anderson Z, Patel S, Zhang C, Presson AP, Brooke B
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2020 Aug 26.
PMID: 32848086.


Chronic postsurgical pain and opioid use is a problem among patients undergoing many types of surgical procedures. A multidisciplinary approach to perioperative pain management known as a transitional pain service (TPS) may lower these risks.