Gender and prescription opioid misuse in the emergency department.

@article{Choo2014GenderAP,
  title={Gender and prescription opioid misuse in the emergency department.},
  author={Esther K. Choo and Carole Douriez and Traci Green},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 12},
  pages={1493-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To the best of the authors' knowledge, gender differences in nonmedical opioid presentations to the emergency department (ED) have not been studied. The objective was to explore gender differences in ED visits related to nonmedical prescription opioid use in a nationally representative sample. METHODS Data from the 2011 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) were analyzed to compare… CONTINUE READING

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