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Papers: 27 Aug 2022 - 2 Sep 2022

Pharmacology/Drug Development

2022 Aug

Br J Pain



Opioid use after outpatient elective general surgery: quantifying the burden of persistent use.


Clarke C, McClure A, Allen L, Hartford L, Van Koughnett J A, Gray D, Murphy PB, Vinden C, Leslie K, Vogt KN
Br J Pain. 2022 Aug; 16(4):361-369.
PMID: 36032343.


Surgery is a major risk factor for chronic opioid use among patients who had not recently been prescribed opioids. This study identifies the rate of, and risk factors for, persistent opioid use following laparoscopic cholecystectomy and open inguinal hernia repair in patients not recently prescribed opioids.