Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

Opioids Can Cause Adverse Events and Patient Deaths: ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization’s Deep Dive Analysis

Despite the focus on appropriate use of opioids for pain management, ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) found that there are many hospitals that continue to experience opioid-related adverse events and deaths. To help prevent further patient harms and deaths, PSO conducted a deep dive analysis of adverse events related to opioids in the acute care setting.

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