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2022 Mar 14

Emerg Med J

Association between sustained opioid prescription and frequent emergency department use: a cohort study.


Racine-Hemmings F, Vanasse A, Lacasse A, Chiu Y, Courteau J, Dépelteau A, Hudon C
Emerg Med J. 2022 Mar 14.
PMID: 35288454.


Chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) is common among frequent emergency department (ED) users, although factors underlying this association are unclear. This study estimated the association between sustained opioid use and frequent ED use among patients with CNCP.