Administration of intravenous morphine for acute pain in the emergency department inflicts an economic burden in Europe

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Casamayor, Montserrat; DiDonato, Karen; Hennebert, Marc; Brazzi, Luca; Prosen, Gregor;
(2018)
  • Publisher: BioExcel Publishing Ltd
  • Journal: Drugs in Context,volume 7 (issn: 1740-4398, eissn: 1740-4398)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5898605, doi: 10.7573/dic.212524
  • Subject: acute pain | analgesia | pain management | emergency departments | morphine | RM1-950 | Therapeutics. Pharmacology | nurse | Original Research | Europe; acute pain; analgesia; cost analysis; emergency departments; morphine; nurse; opioids; pain management | cost analysis | Europe | opioids

Background: Acute pain is among the leading causes of referral to the emergency department (ED) in industrialized countries. Its management mainly depends on intensity. Moderateto- severe pain is treated with intravenous (IV) administered opioids, of which morphine is t... View more
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