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2020 May/Jun

J Public Health Manag Pract



Surveillance of Opioid Prescribing as a Public Health Intervention: Washington State Bree Collaborative Opioid Metrics.


Fulton-Kehoe D, Von Korff M, Mai J, Weir V, Lofy KH, Sabel J, Tauben D, Franklin G
J Public Health Manag Pract. 2020 May/Jun; 26(3):206-213.
PMID: 31441793.


To address risks associated with prescription opioid medications, guidelines recommend lower dose, shorter duration of use, and avoidance of concurrent sedatives. Monitoring opioid-prescribing practices is critical for assessing guideline impact, comparing populations, and targeting interventions to reduce risks.