Rates and risk factors for prolonged opioid use after major surgery: population based cohort study

Clarke, Hance; Soneji, Neilesh; Ko, Dennis T.; Lingsong Yun; Wijeysundera, Duminda N.
March 2014
BMJ: British Medical Journal;3/1/2014, Vol. 348 Issue 7947, p11
Academic Journal
The article discusses the results of a study of the rates and risk factors for prolonged postoperative opioid use. Topics discussed include some factors associated with higher risks of prolonged opioid use including younger age, specific comorbidities and use of specific drugs preoperatively and open and minimally invasive major gynaecological procedures associated with lower risks.


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