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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members call for integration of mental and behavioral health services with primary care.
Key information and important choices are constantly being presented in health care. Yet often the frames or default options used are selected without attention to strategic goals.
By neglecting mental and behavioral health, our society has made it virtually impossible to succeed in holistic health, and thus to improve health outcomes.
NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members overwhelmingly agree that social networks can impact chronic diseases and healthy behaviors, but time commitment and funding prevent their prevalence.