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Penn Medicine Doctor: ‘The Rapid Increase in Early Discharges’ of Patients With Opioid Additions ‘Is Alarming’

Patient Daily

From Patient Daily:

Kit Delgado, MD, MS, associate professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology, and director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, recommends better treatment options to help patients navigate the most challenging days of opioid withdrawals. “The drugs that individuals are using have changed over the past decade, and how we treat them should change, too. Health systems can expand the use of interventions that are already proven to treat withdrawal and reduce but not widely used, such as medications like buprenorphine and methadone.” The researchers also suggest implementing strategies shown to decrease premature departures, such as addiction consult services.

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