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Prevalence of Preoperative Opioid Use and Characteristics Associated with Opioid Use among Patients Presenting for Surgery

Source: JAMA Surgery
Abstract: Importance: Patterns of preoperative opioid use are not well characterized across different surgical services, and studies in this patient population have lacked important self-reported data of pain and affect. Conclusions and Relevance: In this large study of preoperative opioid use that includes patient-reported outcome measures, more than 1 in 4 patients presenting for surgery reported opioid use. These data provide important insights into this complicated patient population that would appear to help guide future preoperative optimization and perioperative opioid-weaning interventions.
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