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

  title={Understanding Risk Factors for Opioid Overdose in Clinical Populations to Inform Treatment and Policy},
  author={T. W. Park and L. Lin and Avinash Hosanagar and Amanda Kogowski and Katie N. Paige and A. Bohnert},
  journal={Journal of Addiction Medicine},
  • T. W. Park, L. Lin, +3 authors A. Bohnert
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Addiction Medicine
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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