Targeted Educational Intervention Helped Reduce Opioid Exposure in Adult Inpatients
Despite a nationwide effort to reduce opioid exposure in the face of an epidemic, little information is available regarding inpatient prescribing practices.
Big data has enabled public health authorities to identify doctor-shopping patients and those who needed treatment for opioid abuse. The trade-off, however, could be patient and provider privacy.
A set of demographic, substance use, and treatment characteristics has been found to have a high prevalence in pregnant women with opioid use disorder.
Proponents of supervised injection sites argue they save lives. Critics say they discourage treatment. Where do you stand?