Opioid Overdose

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ASSOCIATION OF SOCIOECONOMIC AND RACIAL DISPARITIES WITH HEALTHCARE UTILIZATION AND OUTCOMES IN OPIOID OVERDOSE RELATED HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES: INSIGHTS FROM NATIONAL INPATIENT SAMPLE FROM 2012 THROUGH 2014

Background: While prescription opioids have a role in treating certain pain conditions, their injudicious use has led to an epidemic with myriad adverse outcomes. We sought to evaluate the association of socioeconomic and racial disparities [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:19:21+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on ASSOCIATION OF SOCIOECONOMIC AND RACIAL DISPARITIES WITH HEALTHCARE UTILIZATION AND OUTCOMES IN OPIOID OVERDOSE RELATED HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES: INSIGHTS FROM NATIONAL INPATIENT SAMPLE FROM 2012 THROUGH 2014

CURRENT PRACTICES IN NALOXONE PRESCRIBING UPON HOSPITAL DISCHARGE

Background: Drug overdose deaths are increasing throughout the country. Increasing naloxone availability is a cost-effective way to prevent opioid-related deaths. High-risk patients admitted in the hospital may benefit from a take-home naloxone prescription. This study [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:02+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on CURRENT PRACTICES IN NALOXONE PRESCRIBING UPON HOSPITAL DISCHARGE

GO HOME WITH NALOXONE: A RESIDENT-LED, MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO INCREASE NALOXONE PRESCRIBING AT DISCHARGE FOR PATIENTS AT RISK OF OVERDOSE

Background: Driven by the current opioid epidemic, drug overdose has become the leading cause of unintentional death nationwide. Efforts are underway to decrease unnecessary opioid prescribing. Hospitalists care for many patients with preexisting opioid prescriptions [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:07:10+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on GO HOME WITH NALOXONE: A RESIDENT-LED, MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO INCREASE NALOXONE PRESCRIBING AT DISCHARGE FOR PATIENTS AT RISK OF OVERDOSE

THE UNSUSPECTING CULPRIT: CURIOUS CASE OF ALTERED MENTAL STATUS

Case Presentation: A 53-year-old African American woman with a history of systemic lupus erythematosus, refractory hypertension, and cerebrovascular accident, was found unresponsive and hypotensive at home. On presentation, the patient was drowsy but arousable and [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:33:19+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on THE UNSUSPECTING CULPRIT: CURIOUS CASE OF ALTERED MENTAL STATUS

UNIT BASED INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM APPROACH TO IMPLEMENTING A NALOXONE PRESCRIPTION UPON HOSPITAL DISCHARGE

Background: An estimated 68,000 Americans died of opioid-related overdoses between March 2017-2018. In Monroe County NY heroin/fentanyl deaths are up 200% from 2015- 2017. Guidelines recommending naloxone co-prescription for high-risk patients on opioid pain medications [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:46+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on UNIT BASED INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM APPROACH TO IMPLEMENTING A NALOXONE PRESCRIPTION UPON HOSPITAL DISCHARGE