Publication date: Jan 06, 2020
A new study reported in the November 1, 2019 Annals of Emergency Medicine pours more cold water on the false but persistent narrative that the opioid overdose crisis was caused by doctors prescribing opioids to patients in pain.
This prospective cohort study by researchers in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine followed 484 -opioid nacEFve” patients prescribed opioids for acute pain upon release from the emergency department during a six month period.
The study comes after a much larger retrospective cohort study reported in the BMJ of more than 568,000 opioid nacEFve patients prescribed opioids for acute postoperative pain between 2008 and 2016.
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