CDC released new resources to support healthcare executives in their ongoing efforts to improve safety related to opioid prescribing.
The Creating a Culture of Safety for Opioid Prescribing: A Handbook for Healthcare Executives contains insights and advice from healthcare executives and quality improvement leaders from health systems representing urban, suburban and rural settings. In the handbook, they share their experiences with engaging with internal and external stakeholders, working
across interdisciplinary teams, leveraging data to inform strategies, and implementing training and educational efforts, to transform opioid prescribing practices throughout the health system.
The Quality Improvement & Care Coordination When Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain video series shares stories from healthcare leaders about how they applied quality improvement and care coordination measures to improve opioid prescribing practices.
Access the full suite of resources for health systems and providers.