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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

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

Weiner SG, Price CN, Atalay AJ, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2019;45:3-13.

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.