To the Editor Soneji et al1 looked at rates of ongoing opioid use and found that about 0.4% of older opioid-naive patients continued to receive ongoing opioid therapy 1 year after major surgery. They believe their study provides reassurance that the individual risk of long-term opioid use in opioid-naive surgical patients is low.1
Ruan X, Wu H, Kaye AD. Persistent Opioid Use After Major Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2017;152(4):411–412. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.5655
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