- •35% of patients continue to use opioids 4 months after traumatic injury.
- •Understanding opioid use after traumatic injury requires an evaluation of pain.
- •Pain intensity and coping predict persistent opioid use after traumatic injury.
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Current address for Colin J.L. McCartney, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Brittany N. Rosenbloom was supported through an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Joel Katz is supported by a Canada Research Chair in Health Psychology at York University.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.