Opioid Free Surgery Case Study

The opioid epidemic causes over 40,000 deaths each year in the U.S. and surgery is a recognized gateway to persistent opioid use. 7-12% of adults and 5-6% of adolescents develop persistent opioid use following surgery.

Traditionally, opioids are used during and after surgery, to treat surgical pain. Despite advances in non-opioid therapeutics, adoption of non-opioid approaches has been very slow. Shifts in medicine traditionally occur over decades, largely because clinicians struggle to distinguish “change” from “improvement” following adoption of new treatments techniques.

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CHIME Opioid Action Center

710 Avis Drive, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Phone: 1.734.665.0000


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