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2022 Mar 25

Am Surg

Opioid Prescribing Behaviors Among Surgical Intensive Care Unit Attending Physicians.


Goodman EM, Wells A, Jensen HK, Kalkwarf KJ
Am Surg. 2022 Mar 25:31348221082280.
PMID: 35337200.


More than 5 million Americans misuse opioids. Six percent of patients who receive opioids for acute pain progress to chronic use; this increases with higher doses and longer prescriptions. Prescribing variation exists within trauma centers and after emergency surgery but has not been demonstrated among intensivists.