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Implementing electronic health record default settings to reduce opioid overprescribing: a pilot study.

Zivin K, White JO, Chao S, et al. Implementing Electronic Health Record Default Settings to Reduce Opioid Overprescribing: A Pilot Study. Pain Med. 2019;20(1):103-112. doi:10.1093/pm/pnx304.

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February 28, 2018
Zivin K, White JO, Chao S, et al. Pain Med. 2019;20:103-112.

Patients prescribed high doses of opioids for acute pain are at increased risk of developing long-term dependence. Researchers implemented a 15-pill default dose for Schedule II opioids in two emergency rooms. This initiative was feasible, not bothersome, and reduced high-dose prescriptions at one hospital. An Annual Perspective described other initiatives to reduce opioid-related harm.

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Zivin K, White JO, Chao S, et al. Implementing Electronic Health Record Default Settings to Reduce Opioid Overprescribing: A Pilot Study. Pain Med. 2019;20(1):103-112. doi:10.1093/pm/pnx304.