Rates of substance abuse treatment remain low for opioid use disorders | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Use of inpatient treatment for opioid use disorder increased from 37.5% in 2004-2008 to 51.9% in 2009-2013.
Denver Health Medical Center's complex discharge committee helps find creative dispositions for patients who are medically ready for discharge but, for many reasons, unable to leave the hospital.
The March issue of ACP Hospitalist is now online, with stories about substance abuse in physicians, a novel transitions-of-care program, and cardiac monitoring.
ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
The December issue of ACP Hospitalist is online. Don't miss stories on dealing with addiction, boosting referrals to cardiac rehabilitation and judicious use of CT scans.
Treating inpatients' pain is challenging in an opioid addiction epidemic.
Physicians work to identify and respond to their own biases.
Hospitalizations, heart valve surgeries for drug-associated infective endocarditis increase | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
From 2007 to 2017, annual hospitalizations for drug use-associated infective endocarditis increased by about 12-fold in one state, with opioids implicated in nearly two-thirds of cases.
Despite rising admissions related to opioid use disorder, few hospitalists are obtaining the expertise to prescribe medications for addiction. Experts say they should.