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Journal Article

National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention: recommendations for safer outpatient opioid use.

Ducoffe AR, York A, Hu DJ, et al. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 2016;17:2291-2304.

Accidental overuse of opioid medications in the ambulatory environment is a prominent patient safety concern. This commentary reviews a national plan to curb adverse drug events and applies those recommendations to guide efforts to improve opioid safety.