Association of Opioid Overdose Risk Factors and Naloxone Prescribing in US Adults
Lin LA, Brummett CM, Waljee JF, Englesbe MJ, Gunaseelan V, Bohnert ASB. Association of Opioid Overdose Risk Factors and Naloxone Prescribing in US Adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2020;35(2):420-427. doi:10.1007/s11606-019-05423-7
- While there is a growing prevalence of naloxone fills among insured U.S. adults receiving opioids, overall prevalence of naloxone prescribing remains extremely low.
- Key factors associated with opioid overdose risk were also associated with receiving naloxone. However, history of overdose was not associated with filling of a naloxone prescription.
- Substantial further work is needed to increase naloxone access for patients at risk for opioid overdose.