Opiate Use Disorder in the Emergency Dept

Over 2 million Americans misuse prescription or illicitly obtained opioids, and opioid overdose deaths rose to a record 47,600 in 2017, representing a nearly 600% increase in 18 years. Because patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) are often socioeconomically and functionally marginalized, the primary point of contact with healthcare for many is the emergency department […]

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