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2021 Mar 05


Reducing Opioid Doses Prescribed From a Pediatric Emergency Department.


Bryl AW, Demartinis N, Etkin M, Hollenbach KA, Huang J, Shah S
Pediatrics. 2021 Mar 05.
PMID: 33674462.


Opioid overdose and abuse have reached epidemic rates in the United States. Medical prescriptions are a large source of opioid misuse. Our quality improvement initiative aimed to reduce opioid exposure from the pediatric emergency department (ED). Objective was to reduce opioid doses prescribed weekly from our ED by 50% within 4 months.