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Provider bias in prescribing opioid analgesics: a study of electronic medical records at a hospital emergency department.

Keister LA, Stecher C, Aronson B, et al. Provider bias in prescribing opioid analgesics: a study of electronic medical records at a hospital emergency department. BMC Public Health. 2021;21(1):1518. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-11551-9.

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Keister LA, Stecher C, Aronson B, et al. BMC Public Health. 2021;21(1):1518.
| September 8, 2021

Constrained diagnostic situations in the emergency department (ED), such as crowding, can impact safe care. Based on multiple years of electronic health record data from one ED at a large U.S. hospital, researchers found that providers were significantly less likely to prescribe opioids during constrained diagnostic situations and less likely to prescribe opioids to high-risk patients or racial/ethnic minorities.

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Keister LA, Stecher C, Aronson B, et al. Provider bias in prescribing opioid analgesics: a study of electronic medical records at a hospital emergency department. BMC Public Health. 2021;21(1):1518. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-11551-9.