What is the risk of creating opioid dependence from an ED opioid prescription?
Barnett ML, Olenski AR, Jena AB. Opioid-prescribing patterns of emergency physicians and risk of long-term use.
N Engl J Med2017;376:663-73, doi:10.1056/NEJMsa1610524. Objective
This study examined the risk of creating long-term opioid dependence from a prescription written in an opioid-naive patient in the ED.