Use of Controlled Medications in the Emergency Department: Narcotics and Psychotropics


ASLANER M. A. , Baykan N.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THERAPEUTICS, vol.26, no.3, pp.160-164, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eurjther.2020.19032
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THERAPEUTICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.160-164

Abstract

Objective: Although the trends and outcomes of controlled medications prescribed by emergency physicians especially opioids are well-defined in the literature, there is insufficient evidence regarding their parenteral use during emergency department (ED) visits. Thus, we aimed to determine the prevalence use of these drugs and the conditions under which they are ordered.