Health crises often unmask deep, underlying disparities and disadvantage in the communities that health care providers serve.
Providers have a large role in tackling the opioid epidemic, but they can't go it alone. How do we best address the growing national opioid addiction crisis?
Article by Sarah E. Wakeman & Michael L. Barnett
There is a realistic, scalable solution for reaching the millions of Americans with opioid use disorder: mobilizing the primary care physician (PCP) workforce to offer office-based addiction treatment with buprenorphine, as other countries have done.
Six percent of surgical patients who are opioid naïve become new chronic opioid users. To combat this statistic, one group in Michigan is changing surgical care and pain care practices across the state.
Strategically integrated partnerships between public health, health systems, and the communities they serve are the only way to truly change our nation’s health outcomes.
Tackling the Opioid Crisis with Clear Prescription Guidelines, Accurate Monitoring, and Provider Education
Case Study by Rishikesh P. Dalal
How a large physician organization reduced the amount of opioids prescribed per patient while increasing referrals for pain management consultation.
Clip by Paule Anne Lewis, Jürgen Unützer & Corey Waller
These specialists in mental health care collaboration, addiction, and chronic pain didn’t start out that way. But they saw huge gaps in care for patients who needed these services and decided to do something about it.
Talk by Corey Waller
If we don’t create ecosystems of care for the sentinel syndromes, we will fail at truly helping the 5% who cost 50% of health care dollars.
Article by Marilyn Serafini
The national addiction crisis has led to a crackdown on physician prescribing abilities for opioids. Frontline physicians and clinical leaders are torn between wanting to prevent addiction and wanting to treat chronic pain.
Case Study by Priya E. Mammen, Peter Sanaman & Jeanmarie Perrone
Collaboration among Emergency Departments in addressing a public health crisis can have a broad-reaching impact that addresses the unique needs of an at-risk population.
Messaging System Helps Caregivers Keep Tabs on Growing Number of Patients with Substance Use Disorder
Article by Jordan Feltes, Michael Push & Avik Som
One behavioral health provider pilots cost-effective outreach to patients with SUD that checks up on their recovery, triages needs, and facilitates communication.