Opioid Conversions in Acute Care

@article{Patanwala2007OpioidCI,
  title={Opioid Conversions in Acute Care},
  author={Asad E. Patanwala and Jeremiah J. Duby and Dustin Waters and Brian L. Erstad},
  journal={Annals of Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={41},
  pages={255 - 267}
}
Objective: To discuss the historical basis and limitations of opioid conversion tables, review the relevant literature, and establish an evidence-based equianalgesic dose ratio (EDR) table for performing conversions in the acute care setting. Data Sources: Articles were identified through searches of MEDLINE (1966–January 2007) using the key words opioid, tolerance, conversion, dose, equianalgesic, equipotent, acute care, morphine, hydromorphone, fentanyl, methadone, and oxycodone. Additional… 
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