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Kilaru AS, Gadsden SM, Perrone J
How do physicians adopt and apply opioid prescription guidelines in the emergency department? A qualitative study.
This qualitative study of emergency physicians attempted to gain insight into the adoption, use, and perceived relevance of opioid-prescribing guidelines. Most of the 61 participants interviewed in a convenience sample had a positive perspective on the intent and role of such guidelines and used them most commonly as communication tools with patients.
Citation: Kilaru AS, Gadsden SM, Perrone J . How do physicians adopt and apply opioid prescription guidelines in the emergency department? A qualitative study. Ann Emerg Med 2014 Nov;64(5):482-89.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.03.015.
Keywords: Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Opioids, Pain, Guidelines, Practice Patterns