Impact of a pharmacist-directed pain management service on inpatient opioid use, pain control, and patient safety.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
In this retrospective study, researchers found that implementation of an inpatient pharmacist-led pain management service achieved reductions in high-risk opioid medication use, total opioid use, and adverse drug events associated with oversedation from opioids. Patient satisfaction scores also improved after the intervention.