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Safer and more appropriate opioid prescribing: a large healthcare system's comprehensive approach.

Losby JL, Hyatt JD, Kanter MH, et al. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice. 2017;23:1173-1179.

Opioids are high-risk medications and variation in prescribing practices is common. This retrospective pre–post intervention study describes a large health care system's initiative to improve opioid prescribing, patient monitoring, and care coordination for patients with chronic pain.