The epidemiology public health issue addressed by this proposed research is the accelerated rate of opioid overdose deaths since the Pandemic. Providers' choices are considered a contributing factor to the opioid epidemic and first exposure to narcotics often happens in the operating room. Narcotic-free anesthetics are available today for certain cases and some patients might do better without pain medications.
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"Increase in Synthetic Opioid Overdose Deaths Since the Pandemic,"
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2023, Article 100.
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