Duber HC, Barata IA, Cioè-Peña E, et al. Identification, management, and transition of care for patients with opioid use disorder in the emergency department Ann Emerg Med. 2018;72(4):420-431.
Opioid use disorder has become a significant health concern in the United States. This clinical review article discusses screening techniques to identify patients with opioid use disorder, methods to assess for and treat acute opioid withdrawal syndrome, medication-assisted therapy, and appropriate transition of patients to outpatient services from the emergency department (ED).