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2020 May

J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev



Cross-Cultural Comparison of Nonopioid and Multimodal Analgesic Prescribing in Orthopaedic Trauma.


Young JD, Bhashyam AR, Parisien RL, Van der Vliet Q, Qudsi RA, Fils J, Dyer GSM
J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2020 May; 4(5):e2000051.
PMID: 33970576.


After musculoskeletal injury, US providers prescribe opioids more frequently and at higher dosages than prescribers in the Netherlands and Haiti; however, the extent of variation in nonopioid analgesic prescribing is unknown. The aim of our study was to evaluate how nonopioid prescribing by orthopaedic residents varies by geographic context.