What We Can Do To Address the Opioid Crisis and Its Relationship to Suicide: Dr. Don Teater | Ep 33

What We Can Do To Address the Opioid Crisis and Its Relationship to Suicide: Dr. Don Teater | Ep 33

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Approximately 30% of ALL ER visits end with a prescription for a opioid. (Teater, 2015)

Approximately 60% of patients going to the ER with back pain will get an opioid prescription. (Teater, 2015)

Primary care doctors give opioids to about 35% of their patients presenting with back pain.

Pain is the most common reason for people to go to the ER or to their primary care doctor. (Teater, 2015)

One opioid prescription after an injury doubles the risk of being disabled at one ... See More

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