- •Mandated prescription monitoring reduced opioid prescribing among emergency medicine providers.
- •There was heterogeneity in opioid prescribing across hospitals and by patient diagnosis.
- •Reductions in opioid prescriptions could help curb the opioid epidemic.
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Research funding was provided by an internal grant from the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. B. Suffoletto is supported by a K23 from NIAAA (AA023284-01).
The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.