Title

Racial/Ethnic Differences in ED Opioid Prescriptions for Long Bone Fractures: Trends Over Time.

Year of Publication

2021

Date Published

2021 Oct 13

ISSN Number

1098-4275

Abstract

<p>Pain caused by long bone fractures is a common reason for opioid prescribing in the emergency department (ED) setting.&nbsp;Approximately 40% of opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription,&nbsp;and in response, opioid prescribing has declined in the last decade.&nbsp;We previously demonstrated racial and/or ethnic disparities in the ED management of pain among children with long bone fractures.&nbsp;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>

DOI

10.1542/peds.2021-052481

Alternate Title

Pediatrics

PMID

34645690

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