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A health system–wide initiative to decrease opioid-related morbidity and mortality.

Weiner SG, Price CN, Atalay AJ, et al. A Health System-Wide Initiative to Decrease Opioid-Related Morbidity and Mortality. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019;45(1):3-13. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.07.003.

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September 26, 2018
Weiner SG, Price CN, Atalay AJ, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019;45(1):3-13.

Multidisciplinary organizational efforts are necessary to reduce inappropriate prescribing of opioids. This commentary describes the design and implementation of an opioid stewardship program that combined the use of technology, education, and clinical strategies under strong leadership guidance as a cross-disciplinary strategy to address opioid misuse.

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Weiner SG, Price CN, Atalay AJ, et al. A Health System-Wide Initiative to Decrease Opioid-Related Morbidity and Mortality. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019;45(1):3-13. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.07.003.