Association between opioid prescribing patterns and opioid overdose-related deaths.

@article{Bohnert2011AssociationBO,
  title={Association between opioid prescribing patterns and opioid overdose-related deaths.},
  author={Amy S. B. Bohnert and Marcia M Valenstein and Matthew J. Bair and Dara Ganoczy and J. F. Mccarthy and Mark Andrew Ilgen and Frederic C. Blow},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2011},
  volume={305 13},
  pages={
          1315-21
        }
}
CONTEXT The rate of prescription opioid-related overdose death increased substantially in the United States over the past decade. Patterns of opioid prescribing may be related to risk of overdose mortality. OBJECTIVE To examine the association of maximum prescribed daily opioid dose and dosing schedule ("as needed," regularly scheduled, or both) with risk of opioid overdose death among patients with cancer, chronic pain, acute pain, and substance use disorders. DESIGN Case-cohort study… CONTINUE READING
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