The stigma of low opioid prescription in the hospitalized multimorbid elderly in Italy.

@article{Marengoni2015TheSO,
  title={The stigma of low opioid prescription in the hospitalized multimorbid elderly in Italy.},
  author={Alessandra Marengoni and Alessandro Nobili and Oscar Corli and Codjo Djignefa Djade and Diana Bertoni and Mauro Tettamanti and Luca Pasina and Salvatore Corrao and Francesco G. Salerno and Maura Marcucci and Pier Mannuccio Mannucci},
  journal={Internal and emergency medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={305-13}
}
The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of opioid prescriptions in hospitalized geriatric patients. Other aims were to evaluate factors associated with opioid prescription, and whether or not there was consistency between the presence of pain and prescription. Opioid prescriptions were gathered from the REgistro POliterapie Societa` Italiana di Medicina Interna (REPOSI) data for the years 2008, 2010 and 2012. 1,380 in-patients, 65+ years old, were enrolled in the first… CONTINUE READING
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