Predicting Opioid Overdose

I’m a long-time contributing editor to Today’s Hospitalist. My “beat” involves numbers—dollars, RVUs, burnout—basically anything that can be measured.

I considered a simple bedside calculator that predicts opioid overdose in my October 2017 commentary. Overdose risk is generally much higher than providers think because of ubiquitous risk factors like concomitant antidepressant use.

Readers who want to go deeper can find primary literature here, here and here.

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Author: doctorfrenz

I'm a physician specializing in addiction medicine

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