The surgical setting as a gateway for opioid addiction

The surgical setting can play a significant role in fueling the opioid crisis. How do the short- and long-term consequences of opioids affect patients?

In this white paper, Roy G. Soto, MD, briefly covers the history and evolution of pain management to explain how opioid therapy contributed to the opioid crisis. He then reviews it by the numbers, citing opioid epidemic statistics as they relate to the surgical setting.

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