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Opioid pain medications carry high risk for adverse drug events, and opioid misuse is a growing patient safety concern. This guideline provides recommendations to augment safe prescribing of these high-risk medications for patients with chronic noncancer pain.
US national trends in pediatric deaths from prescription and illicit opioids, 1999–2016.
Gaither JR, Shabanova V, Leventhal JM. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;1:e186558.
Balancing patient-centered and safe pain care for nonsurgical inpatients: clinical and managerial perspectives.
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Association of opioid prescriptions from dental clinicians for US adolescents and young adults with subsequent opioid use and abuse.
Schroeder AR, Dehghan M, Newman TB, Bentley JP, Park KT. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Dec 3; [Epub ahead of print].
Association of opioid prescribing with opioid consumption after surgery in Michigan.
Howard R, Fry B, Gunaseelan V, et al. JAMA Surg. 2018 Nov 7; [Epub ahead of print].
Assessment of opioid prescribing practices before and after implementation of a health system intervention to reduce opioid overprescribing.
Meisenberg BR, Grover J, Campbell C, Korpon D. JAMA Network Open. 2018;1:e182908.
Changing dynamics of the drug overdose epidemic in the United States from 1979 through 2016.
Jalal H, Buchanich JM, Roberts MS, Balmert LC, Zhang K, Burke DS. Science. 2018;361:1184.
Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Among Patients Aged 65 Years and Older, 2010 and 2015.
Weiss AJ, Heslin KC, Barrett ML, Izar R, Bierman IR. HCUP Statistical Brief #244. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2018.
A health system–wide initiative to decrease opioid-related morbidity and mortality.
Weiner SG, Price CN, Atalay AJ, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 Aug 28; [Epub ahead of print].
Opioid prescribing in the United States before and after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2016 opioid guideline.
Bohnert ASB, Guy GP Jr, Losby JL. Ann Intern Med. 2018;169:367-375.
Association of hydrocodone schedule change with opioid prescriptions following surgery.
Habbouche J, Lee J, Steiger R, et al. JAMA Surg. 2018 Aug 22; [Epub ahead of print].
Association of the use of a mandatory prescription drug monitoring program with prescribing practices for patients undergoing elective surgery.
Stucke RS, Kelly JL, Mathis KA, Hill MV, Barth RJ. JAMA Surg. 2018 Aug 22; [Epub ahead of print].
Parenteral opioid shortage—treating pain during the opioid-overdose epidemic.
Bruera E. N Engl J Med. 2018;379:601-603.
Interventions for postsurgical opioid prescribing: a systematic review.
Wetzel M, Hockenberry J, Raval MV. JAMA Surg. 2018;153:948-954.
NAM Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic.
Washington DC: National Academy of Medicine and the Aspen Institute.
AHRQ Announces Interest in Health Services Research to Address the Opioids Crisis.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Special Emphasis Notice. August 2, 2018. Publication No. NOT-HS-18-015.
Trends in opioid use in commercially insured and Medicare Advantage populations in 2007–16: retrospective cohort study.
Jeffery MM, Hooten WM, Henk HJ, et al. BMJ. 2018;362:k2833.
Outpatient opioid prescriptions for children and opioid-related adverse events.
Chung CP, Callahan ST, Cooper WO, et al. Pediatrics. 2018;142:e20172156.
"The Ultrasound Looked Fine": Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Patient Safety
Resa E. Lewiss, MD
Six Building Blocks: A Team-Based Approach to Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care.
MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at the Kaiser Permanente of Washington Research Institute; University of Washington.
Medication for opioid use disorder after nonfatal opioid overdose and association with mortality: a cohort study.
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Potentially inappropriate opioid prescribing, overdose, and mortality in Massachusetts, 2011–2015.
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Opioid prescribing decreases after learning of a patient's fatal overdose.
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Four states with robust prescription drug monitoring programs reduced opioid dosages.
Haffajee RL, Mello MM, Zhang F, Zaslavsky AM, Larochelle MR, Wharam JF. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37:964-974.
The burden of opioid-related mortality in the United States.
Gomes T, Tadrous M, Mamdani MM, Paterson JM, Juurlink DN. JAMA Network Open. 2018;1:e180217.
Labeling morphine milligram equivalents on opioid packaging: a potential patient safety intervention.
Stone AB, Urman RD, Kaye AD, Grant MC. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2018;22:46.
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