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Opioid prescribing in emergency departments: the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing and misuse.
|Title||Opioid prescribing in emergency departments: the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing and misuse.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Logan J, Liu Y, Paulozzi L, Zhang K, Jones C|
|Date Published||2013 Aug|
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.
|Alternate Journal||Med Care|