Characteristics of Initial Prescription Episodes and Likelihood of Long-Term Opioid Use – United States, 2006-2015.
Shah A, Hayes CJ, Martin BC.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep.
2017 Mar 17;66(10):265-269.
Full text PDF: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/pdfs/mm6610a1.pdf
The study has gotten some attention in the popular media as well- here’s what your patients may have read:
Ars Technica’s Beth Mole: With a 10-day supply of opioids, 1 in 5 become long-term users
Vox: The risk of a single 5-day opioid prescription, in one chart
CNN: Prescriptions may hold clues to who gets hooked on opioids, study says