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2022 Nov 17

J Gen Intern Med

Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care: a Qualitative Assessment of Implementation in Two Studies.


Carroll JJ, Cushman PA, Lira MC, Colasanti JA, Del Rio C, Lasser KE, Parker V, Roy PJ, Samet JH, Liebschutz JM
J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Nov 17.
PMID: 36396881.


The TOPCARE and TEACH randomized controlled trials demonstrated the efficacy of a multi-faceted intervention to promote guideline-adherent long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) in primary care settings. Intervention components included a full-time Nurse Care Manager (NCM), an electronic registry, and academic detailing sessions.