Simple screening technic to estimate postoperative narcotic use

Thomas Wise, Walter A. Hall, Otto Wong

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The General Health Questionnaire, a 30-item, self-response inventory, identified individuals who required significantly more pain medication after elective cholecystectomy. The questionnaire is well tolerated by surgical patients and is easy to score. It can identify those individuals prone to request excessive narcotic medication postoperatively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-417
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1979
Externally publishedYes


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