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Opioids Epidemic

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?

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Leadership

It Takes a Health Crisis

Health crises often unmask deep, underlying disparities and disadvantage in the communities that health care providers serve.

Myths and Realities of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment.

Care Redesign

Primary Care and the Opioid-Overdose Crisis — Buprenorphine Myths and Realities

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.

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Leadership

Bottle Size Matters: Surgical Care and Opioids

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.

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Leadership

Overcoming Public Health / Clinic / Community Bias

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.

Opioid Prescriptions Strength Conversion Table

Care Redesign

Tackling the Opioid Crisis with Clear Prescription Guidelines, Accurate Monitoring, and Provider Education

How a large physician organization reduced the amount of opioids prescribed per patient while increasing referrals for pain management consultation.

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Care Redesign

Why We Became Doctors—and How That Changed

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.

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Care Redesign

The House of Medicine Is Incomplete

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.

Responding to Opioids Epidemic - chronic pain, opioids epidemic data

Care Redesign

The Physicians’ Quandary with Opioids: Pain versus Addiction

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.

2013 Jefferson Emergency Department Safe Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Poster

Care Redesign

A Grassroots Effort Led by Emergency Physicians to Mitigate the Escalating Opioid Epidemic

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.

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Patient Engagement

Messaging System Helps Caregivers Keep Tabs on Growing Number of Patients with Substance Use Disorder

One behavioral health provider pilots cost-effective outreach to patients with SUD that checks up on their recovery, triages needs, and facilitates communication.

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