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Nonopioid directives: unintended consequences in the operating room.

Bicket MC, Waljee J, Hilliard P. Nonopioid directives: unintended consequences in the operating room. JAMA Health Forum.  2022;3(6):e221356. doi: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2022.1356

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June 29, 2022
Bicket MC, Waljee JF, Hilliard P. JAMA Health Forum. 2022;3(6):e221356.

Concern for improved prescribing of opiates motivated the development of programs and policies that have inadvertently caused new problems. This commentary discusses the impact of nonopioid use during surgery as a patient preference. It discusses the potential for adverse impacts of the strategy while recognizing the unique situation of perioperative use of pain medications.

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Bicket MC, Waljee J, Hilliard P. Nonopioid directives: unintended consequences in the operating room. JAMA Health Forum.  2022;3(6):e221356. doi: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2022.1356