Healthcare Triage News: Prescription Opioids: Balancing Short Term Pain and Long Term Gain

A new simulation study published in the American Journal of Public Health shows that reducing opioids for short-term pain saves lives in the long run, even as it leaves some patients experiencing more pain. This is the fundamental trade-off opioids present, with which we have been battling for decades.

This episode was adapted from a column Austin wrote for The Upshot. Links to sources can be found there.


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