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

TitleRacial/Ethnic Differences in ED Opioid Prescriptions for Long Bone Fractures: Trends Over Time.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsGoyal MK, Drendel AL, Chamberlain JM, Wheeler J, Olsen C, Grundmeier RW, Cook L, Bajaj L, Babcock L, Zorc JJ, Johnson T, Alpern ER
Corporate AuthorsPediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network(PECARN) Registry Study Group
JournalPediatrics
Date Published2021 Oct 13
ISSN1098-4275
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1542/peds.2021-052481
Alternate JournalPediatrics
PubMed ID34645690