Assessment of opioid prescribing practices before and after implementation of a health system intervention to reduce opioid overprescribing.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Opioid deaths are a major public health and patient safety hazard. This multimodal, health care system-level intervention to reduce opioid overprescribing consisted of changes to the electronic health record, patient education, and provider education and oversight. Opioid prescribing decreased substantially (58%) systemwide with no discernible decrement in patient satisfaction.