Opioid Use Disorder Assessment Tools and Drug Screening

Mo Med. Jul-Aug 2019;116(4):318-324.

Abstract

Opioid use disorder risk assessment tools cannot be used in isolation. In combination with standardized clinical examination, and, when indicated, urine drug screening, a validated risk assessment tool, improves the ability to detect opioid misuse. Even though no single tool has been shown to have both high interobserver reliability and high sensitivity, the standardized approach has still been shown to be superior to subjective care giver assessment. This article will provide a global approach to risk assessment in addition to reviewing the available tools.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Mass Screening / methods*
  • Opioid-Related Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Risk Assessment / methods