One out of five adult orthopaedic trauma patients sought additional providers for narcotic prescriptions

11 agosto 2014

‘Doctor shopping,’ the growing practice of obtaining narcotic prescriptions from multiple providers, has led to measurable increases in drug use among postoperative trauma patients, researchers report. The «doctor shopping» patients from the study had an average age of 39.6 ±12.2 years, and were primarily white (89 percent) and male (63 percent). Forty-four percent were uninsured.