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2022 Jul

Crit Care Explor



Opioid Prescribing Patterns Before, During, and After Critical Illness: An Observational Study.


Wampole C, McKenna A, Riker RR, May TL, Seder DB, Abram D, Fraser GL, Gagnon DJ
Crit Care Explor. 2022 Jul; 4(7):e0735.
PMID: 35923596.


The association between opioid therapy during critical illness and persistent opioid use after discharge is understudied relative to ICU opioid exposure and modifiable risk factors. Our objectives were to compare persistent opioid use after discharge among patients with and without chronic opioid use prior to admission (OPTA) and identify risk factors associated with persistent use.