Trends in Opioids Prescribed at Discharge From Emergency Departments Among Adults: United States, 2006–2017

This report examines trends in emergency department (ED) discharge opioid prescribing for adults from 2006–2007 through 2016–2017. It provides data by selected patient and hospital characteristics and the type of opioids prescribed. Table 1 includes data on the percent of ED patients prescribed an opioid at discharge by location of patient residence for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Read more here.