Journal Article
Multicenter Study
Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

[Opioid use and misuse among patients at the emergency department].

OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of use and misuse of prescription opioids among patients at Dutch emergency departments (EDs).

DESIGN: Cross-sectional multicenter study.

METHOD: This study was performed at three EDs in the Nijmegen-Arnhem region. ED-patients of 18 years and older were screened for current opioid use. The Current Opioid Misuse Measure (COMM) questionnaire was used to assess opioid misuse. The presence of opioid use disorder was determined using DSM-5 based interviews.

RESULTS: A total of 997 patients was screened for opioid use. The prevalence of opioid use was 15.0% (95%CI 12.9 -17.4). 22.6% (95%CI 14.6-32.4) scored positive for opioid misuse, 9.8% (95%CI 4.5-17.8) fulfilled DSM-5 criteria for opioid use disorder.

CONCLUSION: Opioid use and misuse are relatively common among patients in Dutch EDs.

Full text links

We have located links that may give you full text access.
Can't access the paper?
Try logging in through your university/institutional subscription. For a smoother one-click institutional access experience, please use our mobile app.

Related Resources

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Mobile app image

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

All material on this website is protected by copyright, Copyright © 1994-2024 by WebMD LLC.
This website also contains material copyrighted by 3rd parties.

By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Your Privacy Choices Toggle icon

You can now claim free CME credits for this literature searchClaim now

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app