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The incidence of opioid misuse among the surgical patients with persistent opioid use.

Namiranian K. The incidence of opioid misuse among the surgical patients with persistent opioid use. J Opioid Manag. 2023;19(1):69-76. 10.5055/jom.2023.0760

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February 8, 2023
Namiranian, MD, PhD K. J Opioid Manag. 2023;19(1):69-76.

Prescription opioids are commonly used to manage surgical and non-surgical pain but misuse of opioids is a serious patient safety concern. In this retrospective cohort study of Veterans Health Administration patients, researchers found that opioid misuse among previously opioid-naïve patients increases significantly after 11 months of chronic use, regardless of whether the opioid was prescribed for surgical or non-surgical pain.

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Namiranian K. The incidence of opioid misuse among the surgical patients with persistent opioid use. J Opioid Manag. 2023;19(1):69-76. 10.5055/jom.2023.0760

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