To the Editor We read with great interest the work by Scully et al1 defining the optimal length of opioid prescriptions after common surgical procedures. According to the results, there is not a one-size-fits-all approach for postoperative pain management, and they suggest an optimal length of opioid prescriptions between 4 and 15 days for short-term postoperative pain. However, despite being very informative and timely, we would like to address a few concerns regarding this article.
Hah J, Hernandez-Boussard T. Defining Postoperative Opioid Needs Among Preoperative Opioid Users. JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):689–690. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0217
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