ICUs strained by increased volume and a near doubling of opioid-related deaths

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160516151606.htm

ICU admissions related to opioid overdoses are steadily increasing, and opioid overdose-related ICU deaths have nearly doubled since 2009. New research shows the strain America’s opioid crisis is putting on ICUs and the critical care teams who care for these patients and calls attention to efforts needed to meet the demands of this expanding population.

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