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Risk-factors for continuous long-term use of prescription opioid drugs three years after hysterectomy; a nationwide cohort study.

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Summary of "Risk-factors for continuous long-term use of prescription opioid drugs three years after hysterectomy; a nationwide cohort study."

The widespread misuse of prescription pain medication, including opioids, has serious public health implications. Postoperative pain is a risk factor for persistent or chronic pain unless treated effectively. There are but a few studies that have assessed the use of opioid-containing drugs after gynecological surgery, most of these usually have a short follow-up period. The aim of this study was to identify risk-factors for long-term use of prescription opioid drugs following hysterectomy.

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Name: Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica
ISSN: 1600-0412
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