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Owning OUD in the Hospital

(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.

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