Addiction medicine consultations reduce readmission rates for patients with serious infections from opioid use disorder.
Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 23;:
Authors: Marks LR, Munigala S, Warren DK, Liang SY, Schwarz ES, Durkin MJ
The opioid epidemic has increased hospital admissions for serious infections related to opioid abuse. Our findings demonstrate addiction medicine consultation is associated with increased treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), greater likelihood of completing antimicrobial therapy, and reduced readmissions among patients with OUD and serious infections requiring hospitalization.
PMID: 30357363 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]