Journal Article
Commentary

Inappropriate opioid dosing and prescribing for children: an unintended consequence of the clinical pain score?

Voepel-Lewis T; Malviya S; Tait AR.

Opioid prescribing is gaining attention as a high-risk activity in both general and pediatric care. This commentary explains how well-intentioned efforts to manage pain in children might have unintentionally contributed to the opioid epidemic. The authors suggest that policy approaches may help address the problem at the system level.