With new persistent opioid use, most early scripts from surgeons

(HealthDay)—Among surgical patients who develop new persistent opioid use, surgeons provide the majority of opioid prescriptions in the first few months after surgery, but by nine to 12 months post-surgery, most prescriptions ...


Evidence supports 'weekend effect' for mortality after surgery

As for other types of medical care, surgery appears to be prone to a significant "weekend effect"— with higher odds of death when surgery is performed during or one or two days before the weekend, suggests a report in the ...

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