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By Default: The Effect of Prepopulated Prescription Quantities on Opioid Prescribing in the Emergency Department

By Default: The Effect of Prepopulated Prescription Quantities on Opioid Prescribing in the Emergency Department

Opioid prescribing patterns have come under increasing scrutiny with the recent rise in opioid prescriptions, opioid misuse and abuse, and opioid-related adverse events. To date, there have been limited studies on the effect of default tablet quantities as part of emergency department (ED) electronic order entry. HIP Investigator, Dr. Brian Patterson et al. evaluated opioid prescribing patterns before and after the removal of a default quantity of 20 tablets from ED electronic order entry.

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