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2022 Jan 13

Surg Endosc

Hospital opioid use predicts the need for discharge opioid prescriptions following laparoscopic bariatric surgery.


Overprescribing of opioids after surgery increases new persistent opioid use and diversion contributing to the opioid epidemic. There is a paucity of evidence regarding discharge opioid prescribing after bariatric surgery.