Opioid prescribing in emergency departments: the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing and misuse.

TitleOpioid prescribing in emergency departments: the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing and misuse.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLogan J, Liu Y, Paulozzi L, Zhang K, Jones C
JournalMedical care
Volume51
Issue8
Pagination646-53
Date Published2013 Aug
Abstract

Emergency departments (EDs) routinely provide care for patients seeking treatment for painful conditions; however, they are also targeted by people seeking opioid analgesics for nonmedical use. This study determined the prevalence of indicators of potential ED opioid misuse and inappropriate prescription practices by ED providers in a large, commercially insured, adult population.

DOI10.1113/jphysiol.2013.258301
Alternate JournalMed Care