How common is long-term opioid use after job injury?

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What The Study Did: This observational study included 46,000 injured workers in Tennessee who weren’t taking opioids at the time of their injury and looked at how common long-term opioid use was and what factors were associated with it.

Authors: Zoe Durand, Ph.D., of the Tennessee Department of Health in Nashville, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.7222)

Editor’s Note: The article includes conflict of interest and funding/support disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.

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