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Several patient, procedural characteristics associated with preoperative opioid use

Preoperative opioid use was most commonly reported by patients undergoing orthopedic and neurosurgical spinal procedures, according to results published in JAMA Surgery.
To assess the prevalence of preoperative opioid use, researchers collected preoperative patient and procedural characteristics among 34,186 patients undergoing surgery at a tertiary care academic medical center from March 2010 through April 2016. Overall, 23.1% of patients reported preoperative opioid use.
Results showed hydrocodone bitartrate was the most common opioid used, followed by tramadol hydrochloride and oxycodone
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