Understanding Risk Factors for Opioid Overdose in Clinical Populations to Inform Treatment and Policy

@article{Park2016UnderstandingRF,
  title={Understanding Risk Factors for Opioid Overdose in Clinical Populations to Inform Treatment and Policy},
  author={Tae Woo Park and Lewei Allison Lin and Avinash Hosanagar and Amanda Kogowski and Katie Paige and Amy S B Bohnert},
  journal={Journal of Addiction Medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={10},
  pages={369–381}
}
Overdoses involving opioid analgesics represent a significant public health problem in the United States. We reviewed the literature on risk factors for overdose, with a focus on studies that examine clinical populations of patients receiving opioids for pain and potential risk factors for overdose in these populations. A structured review resulted in 15 articles published between 2007 and 2015 that examined risk factors for fatal and nonfatal overdose in patients receiving opioid analgesics… 

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