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2020 May 21


Opioid prescription practices for patients discharged from the emergency department with acute musculoskeletal fractures.



Opioid related mortality rate has increased 200% over the past decade. Studies show variable emergency department (ED) opioid prescription practices and a correlation with increased long-term use. ED physicians may be contributing to this problem. Our objective was to analyze ED opioid prescription practices for patients with acute fractures.