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2022 Sep 16


The variation of opioid prescription after injury and its association with long-term chronic pain: A multicenter cohort study.


El Moheb M, Herrera-Escobar JP, Maurer LR, Langeveld KMC, Kapoen C, Heyman A, Garvey S, Gebran A, Breen K, Sanchez SE, Salim A, Velmahos GC, Nehra D, Kaafarani H M
Surgery. 2022 Sep 16.
PMID: 36123179.


Opioid overprescription in trauma contributes to the opioid epidemic through diversion of unused pills. Through our study, we sought to do the following: (1) understand the variation in opioid prescription after injury and its relationship to patient and/or clinical variables, and (2) study the relationship between opioid prescribing and long-term pain and analgesic use.