Opioid Dependency Ups Death Risk In General Healthcare Setting

Wochit Headline News - April 21, 2017

New research suggests opioid dependency increases the risk of death for people within a four-year period if treated in a general healthcare setting.

The study examined morality rates of people with opioid use disorder in a general healthcare system, and compared that data with specialty addiction clinics.

The researchers analyzed electronic health records for almost 3,000 adult patients who were diagnosed with the disorder between 2006 and 2014..

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