Study Documents Opioid Abuse Following Urologic Surgery

About 1 in 1,111 patients who undergo urologic surgery experience opioid dependence or overdose, a Loyola Medicine study has found. Patients at highest risk were younger, underwent inpatient surgery, had longer hospital stays, were on Medicaid or Medicare or had a history of depression or COPD.

from Newswise Feature Channel: Addiction http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/675500/?sc=c125

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