MiBiz: Health care providers retool prescription practices in shift away from opioids
Posted on November 11, 2019
On Nov. 10 MiBiz published an article that reviews the efforts Michigan hospitals have made to address the opioid epidemic and to reduce opioid dispensing rates.
The article references the MHA Keystone Center 2018-19 Annual Report, the Midwest Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) program and chronic pain management. Brittany Bogan, FACHE, CPPS, senior vice president of safety & quality, MHA, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center is quoted throughout the piece.
The Midwest ALTO Program reduced opioid administration 11.6% and produced “no noticeable difference in patient satisfaction and length of time people spent in the emergency department, or costs associated with those treatments,” Bogan said.
“There are a lot of different things that can be offered to patients at different stages in life,” Bogan said. “What’s necessary for that acute pain episode may be different than what’s needed over time. It’s very much a patient and provider having an ongoing conversation.”
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