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Journal Article
Review

How to maximize patient safety when prescribing opioids.

Kirpalani D. PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation. 2015;7:S225-S235.

Inappropriate opioid use in ambulatory and hospital environments is often associated with patient harm. This review discusses guidelines and current evidence to inform assessment and monitoring for patients using this high-alert medication.