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2020 Jun 17

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)

A Targeted Program in an Academic Rheumatology Practice to Improve Compliance with Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for the Treatment of Chronic Pain.


Wang EJ, Helgesen R, Johr CR, Lacko HS, Ashburn MA, Merkel PA
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020 Jun 17.
PMID: 32558375.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and many state governments have issued guidelines for opioid prescribing for the treatment of chronic non-cancer-associated pain. We sought to decrease practice variation and increase adherence to these guidelines in a tertiary academic Rheumatology practice by developing an interdisciplinary Opioid Working Group and using Electronic Health Record (EHR)-integrated data feedback.