The Pulse: Can Better ER Discharge Planning Stem The Opioid Overdose Epidemic?

Mar 9, 2017

More than 329 Rhode Islanders died from accidental opioid overdoses last year. New emergency department discharge guidelines aim to stem that epidemic.
Credit Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

Hospitals in Rhode Island must now follow new guidelines before discharging a patient who has overdosed on opioids. 

For this week’s The Pulse, we speak with an emergency room doctor about how these new guidelines might help stem the overdose epidemic.