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Opioid stewardship: a need for opioid discharge guidance: comment on Br J Anaesth 2018 Dec 28

Levy, Nicholas; Lobo, Dileep N.; Fawcett, William J.; Ljungqvist, Olle; Scott, Michael J.

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Authors

Nicholas Levy

DILEEP LOBO dileep.lobo@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery

William J. Fawcett

Olle Ljungqvist

Michael J. Scott



Abstract

We read with interest the special and insightful article by Soffin and colleagues1 on the prescription opioid crisis. They carefully examine many of the drivers for subsequent opioid dependence after surgery and provide suggestions on how practice can and should be improved. As proponents of enhanced recovery programmes, we acknowledge that with reduced postoperative length of stay, and with the increased utilisation of ambulatory/day surgery, patients are no longer being fully weaned off their analgesics by the time of hospital discharge.

Citation

Levy, N., Lobo, D. N., Fawcett, W. J., Ljungqvist, O., & Scott, M. J. (2019). Opioid stewardship: a need for opioid discharge guidance: comment on Br J Anaesth 2018 Dec 28. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 22(6), e215–e216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bja.2019.01.028

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 28, 2019
Online Publication Date Feb 26, 2019
Publication Date 2019-06
Deposit Date Feb 8, 2019
Publicly Available Date Feb 27, 2020
Journal British Journal of Anaesthesia
Print ISSN 0007-0912
Electronic ISSN 1471-6771
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 6
Pages e215–e216
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bja.2019.01.028
Keywords Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1527712
Publisher URL https://bjanaesthesia.org/article/S0007-0912(19)30071-6/abstract

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