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Human Studies

2020 01 26

BMJ Open



Improving opioid guideline adherence: evaluation of a multifaceted, theory-informed pilot intervention for family physicians.


Leece P, Shantharam Y, Hassam S, Buchman DZ, Hamilton M, Persaud N, Kahan M, Spithoff S, Srivastava A, Sproule BA, Carlin L, Furlan AD
BMJ Open. 2020 01 26; 10(1):e032167.
PMID: 31988224.


Opioid-related deaths continue to increase in North America, an epidemic that was initiated by high rates of opioid prescribing. We designed a multifaceted, theory-informed Opioid Self-Assessment (OSA) package, to increase adherence to the Canadian Opioid Guideline among family physicians. This study aimed to assess changes in Canadian family physicians' knowledge and practices after completing the OSA package.