Strategies for flipping the script on opioid overprescribing.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Opioid misuse is at epidemic proportions in the United States. This commentary advocates for physicians who recognize that their patients are misusing opioids to carefully approach changes in treatment strategies. Providers should adjust their prescribing behavior, counseling skills, and use of electronic health records to determine an effective care plan to address the patient's pain.