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Opioid dependence and overdose after surgery: rate, risk factors, and reasons.

Wylie JA, Kong L, Barth RJ, Jr. Opioid dependence and overdose after surgery: rate, risk factors, and reasons. Ann Surg. 2022;276(3):e192-e198. doi: 10.1097/sla.0000000000005546

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September 21, 2022
Wylie JA, Kong L, Barth RJ. Ann Surg. 2022;276(3):e192-e198.

Opioid never event” (ONE) is a proposed classification to describe dependence or overdose among opioid-naïve patients prescribed opioids at hospital discharge. Based on a retrospective review of medical records of patients at one academic medical center, researchers estimated that the ONE affected approximately 2 per 1,000 opioid-naïve surgical patients and persistent opioid use 90 to 360 days after surgery was present in 45% of patients with ONEs.

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Wylie JA, Kong L, Barth RJ, Jr. Opioid dependence and overdose after surgery: rate, risk factors, and reasons. Ann Surg. 2022;276(3):e192-e198. doi: 10.1097/sla.0000000000005546