Pain and prescription monitoring programs in the emergency department.

@article{Todd2010PainAP,
  title={Pain and prescription monitoring programs in the emergency department.},
  author={Knox H. Todd},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={24-6}
}
The prevalence of pain among emergency department (ED) patients is as high as 78%, and among those with pain, underlying chronic pain conditions are present in 40%. A recent national survey suggests that 24 million adults with chronic pain visit the ED annually and that 12 million visits are due to exacerbations of chronic pain syndromes. Substance use is… CONTINUE READING