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Ohio health system says it cut opioid prescriptions for acute pain by 62% Print E-mail
Written by Tina Reed | Fierce Healthcare   
Friday, 06 July 2018 16:23
 
An electronic medical record system is being credited with helping a public health system in Ohio reduce its opioid prescriptions for acute pain by more than 60% in the last 18 months. Officials from Cleveland-based MetroHealth System said they also cut opioid prescriptions by 25% for chronic pain. In all, they estimate they cut opioid prescriptions by 3 million pills. How'd they do it? Officials pointed to the alerts they set up in the EMR system. In particular, those alerts for prescribers were set up to flag patients who may be at risk for addiction to guide them toward alternative drugs and lower doses.
 
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Last Updated on Friday, 06 July 2018 16:24
 


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