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2019 Sep 17




The Association Between Patient Visit Demographics and Opioid Analgesic Received in the Emergency Department.


Richards LJ, Hopkins NJ, Colwell NA, Sahmoun AE, Beal JR
Cureus. 2019 Sep 17; 11(9):e5678.
PMID: 31723487.


Minimal research has been conducted on the prescribing patterns of emergency room physicians. The opioid epidemic is a well-known public health crisis and increased knowledge of providers' tendencies to prescribe opioids over other analgesia may help to update guidelines, improve patient safety, and lower the amount of opioid diversion and death from overdose. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between patient visit demographics and prescribed opiate analgesics.