How Commonly Do Patients Develop Persistent Opioid Use After Cardiac Surgery?

JAMA Cardiology

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What The Study Did: A large, national database was used to determine how common it was for patients who hadn’t used opioids before undergoing a coronary artery bypass grafting or heart valve procedure to subsequently develop persistent opioid use after surgery.

Authors: Nimesh D. Desai, M.D., Ph.D., of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2020.1445)

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