Bernstein, J., Bernstein, E., Belanoff, C., Cabral, H. J., Babakhanlou-Chase, H., Derrington, T. M., . . . Kotelchuck, M. (2014). The association of injury with substance use disorder among women of reproductive age: An opportunity to address a major contributor to recurrent preventable emergency department visits? Academic Emergency Medicine, 21(12), 1459-1468. doi: 10.1111/acem.12548
Substance use disorder (SUD) among women of reproductive age is a complex public health problem affecting a diverse spectrum of women and their families, with potential consequences across generations. The goals of this study were 1) to describe and compare the prevalence of patterns of injury requiring emergency department (ED) visits among SUD-positive and SUD-negative women and 2) among SUD-positive women, to investigate the association of specific categories of injury with type of substance used.