What influences opioid-free workers to develop long-term opioid use after injuries?
A recent JAMA Network Open takes on this question, studying a cohort of injured workers to determine which factors carried the highest risk of long-term use.
The study identifies the number of days' supply in the initial opioid prescription as one of the key risk factors.
To learn more, check out the August Opioid Article of the Month!
Durand Z, Nechuta S, Krishnaswami S, Hurwitz EL, McPheeters M. Prevalence and Risk Factors Associated With Long-term Opioid Use After Injury Among Previously Opioid-Free Workers. JAMA Netw Open. Published online July 17, 20192(7):e197222. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.7222