JAMA Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing in Children and Adolescents After Surgery

A collaborative effort among healthcare experts aimed to address the absence of evidence-based guidelines for prescribing opioids to pediatric surgical patients. Over a rigorous review of literature from 1988 to 2019, involving 217 pertinent articles, they constructed 20 guideline statements endorsed by various medical associations. These guidelines highlighted the risks associated with opioid misuse, emphasized […]

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