Creating opioid dependence in the emergency department Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Clinical questionWhat is the risk of creating opioid dependence from an ED opioid prescription?Article chosenBarnett ML, Olenski AR, Jena AB. Opioid-prescribing patterns of emergency physicians and risk of long-term use. N Engl J Med 2017;376:663-73, doi:10.1056/NEJMsa1610524.ObjectiveThis study examined the risk of creating long-term opioid dependence from a prescription written in an opioid-naive patient in the ED.

publication date

  • January 2018