Changes in Provider Prescribing Patterns After Implementation of an Emergency Department Prescription Opioid Policy.

@article{Osborn2017ChangesIP,
  title={Changes in Provider Prescribing Patterns After Implementation of an Emergency Department Prescription Opioid Policy.},
  author={Scott R Osborn and Julianna T Yu and Barbara Williams and Maria Vasilyadis and Craig C. Blackmore},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={
          538-546
        }
}
BACKGROUND Prescription opioid-associated abuse and overdose is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Opioid prescriptions generated from emergency departments (EDs) nationwide have increased dramatically over the past 20 years, and opioid-related overdose deaths have become an epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to determine the effectiveness of implementing a prescription policy for opioids on overall… CONTINUE READING
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