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Identifying Patients at Risk for Postsurgical Opioid-Related Adverse Events

By Laura Menditto, MPH, MBA (Independent Health Outcomes Research Consultant, Laura A Menditto LLC )

What if there existed a way for perioperative nurses to identify patients at high risk of experiencing opioid-related adverse events (ORADEs)? Could hospitals evaluate the potential benefits of targeting high-risk patients for strategies aimed at reducing ORADEs? Could nurses and doctors use the scoring model to predict—and avoid—ORADEs in future patients? Continue reading “Identifying Patients at Risk for Postsurgical Opioid-Related Adverse Events”