[Prescription of opioids at the moment of discharge from an emergency department].
Rev Med Chil. 2017 Dec;145(12):1565-1568
Authors: Martínez M, Herrada L, Muñoz A, Chávez C, Jirón M
Background There’s a worrisome enhance in opioid prescription worldwide. Their use and overuse might trigger adversarial outcomes. Purpose To find out incidence and traits of opioid prescription at discharge at an emergency division (ED). Materials and Strategies A potential observational research in a random pattern of grownup sufferers attended at an ED of a educating hospital. We reviewed medical information prescriptions for every affected person to gather details about medicine prescribed, motive and medical indication of use (doses and length). Outcomes A complete of 1,001 sufferers aged 50 ± 20 years (61% ladies) have been studied. Seven % of sufferers obtained an opioid prescription at discharge from the ED, primarily to deal with renal and again ache. The dose, length of therapies or each have been incompletely described in 54% of prescriptions. The dose of tramadol in drops was incomplete in 96% of prescriptions. Conclusions Seven % of sufferers discharged from an ED obtained an opioid prescription, primarily to deal with non-oncological acute ache. The lack of understanding detected within the prescriptions affected high quality, security and effectiveness of the therapy, particularly when pharmaceutical formulations have been drops.
PMID: 29652953 [PubMed – in process]