Addiction Medicine Consultations Reduce Readmission Rates for Patients with Serious Infections from Opioid Use Disorder

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Abstract

The opioid epidemic has increased hospital admissions for serious infections related to opioid abuse. Our findings demonstrate that addiction medicine consultation is associated with increased treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), greater likelihood of completing antimicrobial therapy, and reduced readmission rates among patients with OUD and serious infections requiring hospitalization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1935-1937
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume68
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - May 17 2019

Keywords

  • Opioids
  • addiction.
  • bacterial infections
  • opioid use disorder
  • readmissions

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