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2022 Mar 22

Dis Colon Rectum

The Impact of a Narcotic-Sparing Enhanced Recovery Protocol on Postoperative Narcotic Use following Colectomy.


Iqbal A, Aijaz N, Hughes SJ, Tan SA, Read TE
Dis Colon Rectum. 2022 Mar 22.
PMID: 35316244.


In the United States, 37% of all opioids are prescribed in the surgical setting. Among those addicted to narcotics, many report initial exposure in the postoperative period.