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2019 Jun

J Emerg Med



Screening Tools Validated in the Outpatient Pain Management Setting Poorly Predict Opioid Misuse in the Emergency Department: A Pilot Study.


Chalmers CE, Mullinax S, Brennan J, Vilke GM, Oliveto AH, Wilson MP
J Emerg Med. 2019 Jun; 56(6):601-610.
PMID: 31043338.


Currently, no universally accepted methods exist to assess drug-related aberrant behaviors in emergency department (ED) patients. There are several screening tools to identify opioid misuse in patients with chronic pain, however, the validity of these screening tools to assess for misuse within the ED remains unclear.