BY MAURA DENT CASH, RN | FEBRUARY 2019
Studies have shown that up to 10 percent of surgery patients given postoperative opioid medications have continued opioid use after one year.
BY MAURA DENT CASH, RN | FEBRUARY 2018
Emergency rooms (ER)— where a 2016 report in The New York Times says up to 75 percent of visits are for pain—can be a starting point for addiction. Many patients’ initial exposure to opioids, however, is immediately following outpatient surgery.
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