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2021 May 28

Am Surg

Underutilization of Acetaminophen in Older Adult Trauma Patients.


Haines KL, Fuller M, Antonescu I, Vaughan JG, Raghunathan K, Cox CE, Bartz RR, Ohnuma T, Agarwal S, Krishnamoorthy V
Am Surg. 2021 May 28:31348211023397.
PMID: 34049451.


Older adults are more vulnerable to opioid-associated morbidity. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency and timing of acetaminophen and opioid use in the postoperative period.