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Opiate use in ICU does not appear to increase opiate prescription a year after discharge

American Thoracic Society

ATS 2019, Dallas, TX -- Patients given opioids in the intensive care unit do not appear to be at higher risk of receiving opioid prescriptions once they leave the hospital, according to research presented at ATS 2019. Researchers studied patients who entered the ICU having never taken opioids, compared those whose care required opiates and those whose care did not, and found that there was no difference in the number of opioid prescriptions between the two groups one year after discharge.


Session: B105 Critical Care: Counterparts - Non-Pulmonary Critical Care and Multi-Organ Failure
Abstract Presentation Time: Monday, May 20, 2:15 p.m. CT
Location: Dallas Ballroom E-F (Level 3), Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas



Alyssa Chen, PharmD

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