UMMS Affiliation

Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine

Publication Date

2019-06-06

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Emergency Medicine | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Abstract

This review explains harm-reduction strategies for three groups of patients: those who have not received previous opioid therapy, those receiving long-term opioid therapy, and those with an opioid use disorder. It explains both risk assessment and the current approach to the use of medications for opioid use disorder.

Keywords

opioid use disorder, opioids, opioid overdose, prevention, prescriber strategies, opioid therapy

Rights and Permissions

Copyright © 2019 Massachusetts Medical Society. Publisher PDF posted after 6 months as allowed by the publisher's author rights policy at https://www.nejm.org/author-center/permissions.

DOI of Published Version

10.1056/NEJMra1807054

Source

Babu KM, Brent J, Juurlink DN. Prevention of Opioid Overdose. N Engl J Med. 2019 Jun 6;380(23):2246-2255. doi: 10.1056/NEJMra1807054. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The New England journal of medicine

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

31167053

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