The Other Opioid Crisis: Hospital Shortages Lead To Patient Pain, Medical Errors
The May opioid article of the month discusses one of the lesser-known side effects of the opioid crisis – the hospital shortages of these drugs for patients who have a genuine need. The article describes the ways that doctors and nurses have tried to address these shortages, highlighting the risks involved with these measures and drawing a connection to an increased number of medical errors. To learn more about opioid shortages, check out the full article.Bartolone, P. (2018, March 16). The other opioid crisis: hospital shortages lead to patient pain, medical errors. Kaiser Health News.