Racial/Ethnic Differences in ED Opioid Prescriptions for Long Bone Fractures: Trends Over Time.
Year of Publication
2021 Oct 13
<p>Pain caused by long bone fractures is a common reason for opioid prescribing in the emergency department (ED) setting. Approximately 40% of opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription, and in response, opioid prescribing has declined in the last decade. We previously demonstrated racial and/or ethnic disparities in the ED management of pain among children with long bone fractures. We now perform this study to investigate whether racial and/or ethnic differences in provision of outpatient opioid prescriptions for children discharged from the ED with long bone fractures have attenuated over time.</p>