Effect of injury location and severity on opioid use after trauma
Baker RC, Brown CS, Montgomery JR, Mouch CA, Kenney BC, Englesbe MJ, Waljee JF, Hemmila MR. Effect of injury location and severity on opioid use after trauma. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Published online 1 July 2021. DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000003138
- Among patients admitted for traumatic injury, 8.6% developed new persistent opioid use.
- Patients suffering from extremity and abdominal injuries are at highest risk.
- Maximum individual region injury severity predicts development of new persistent use, whereas total injury severity does not.