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Association between in-clinic opioid administration and discharge opioid prescription in urgent care: a retrospective cohort study.

Calcaterra SL, Lou Y, Everhart RM, et al. J Gen Intern Care. 2021;36(1):43-50.

Opioid use is an ongoing patient safety concern. This large retrospective cohort study found that patients who received oral or intravenous opioids during an urgent care visit were more likely to receive opioids at discharge, and progress to chronic opioid use