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Papers: 16 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022

2022 Jul 01

JAMA Netw Open



Feasibility of Prospectively Comparing Opioid Analgesia With Opioid-Free Analgesia After Outpatient General Surgery: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial.


Do U, El-Kefraoui C, Pook M, Balvardi S, Barone N, Nguyen-Powanda P, Lee L, Baldini G, Feldman LS, Fiore JF, Alhashemi M, Antoun A, Barkun JS, Brecht KM, Chaudhury PK, Deckelbaum D, Di Lena E, Dumitra S, Elhaj H, Fata P, et al.
JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jul 01; 5(7):e2221430.
PMID: 35849399.


The overprescription of opioids to surgical patients is recognized as an important factor contributing to the opioid crisis. However, the value of prescribing opioid analgesia (OA) vs opioid-free analgesia (OFA) after postoperative discharge remains uncertain.