(from the November 2, 2022 ACP Hospitalist)
By Mollie Frost
Less than 15% of patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) receive treatment with buprenorphine or methadone during hospitalization. New recommendations for hospitalists aim to change that.
Every hospitalist is aware of the ever-worsening opioid epidemic. In May, the CDC reported an estimated 107,622 drug overdose deaths in 2021 in the U.S., an increase of nearly 15% from 2020.
Read the full article in ACP Hospitalist.
ACP Hospitalist is an online magazine for ACP members covering news and trends in hospital medicine.