Increasing Naloxone Co-prescription for Patients on Chronic Opioids: a Student-Led Initiative 1 1 1,2 1,2 Jonathan E. Freise, BS, MS , Elizabeth E. McCarthy, BS ,Michelle Guy,MD , Scott Steiger, MD , 1,2 and Leslie Sheu, MD 1 2 School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA; Department of Medicine , University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA. KEY WORDS: naloxone; opioids; primary care; quality improvement; registry (N = 101), including each patient’s MED, naloxone medical education. co-prescription status, and a suggested script for discussing naloxone with patients based on previous recommendations J Gen Intern Med 33(6):797–8 DOI: 10.1007/s11606-018-4397-7 (Text Box). To address time burden, we provided medical © Society of General Internal Medicine 2018 assistants (MAs) with a list of patients on high-dose chronic opioids without a naloxone co-prescription and an upcoming clinic appointment every 2 weeks during the intervention INTRODUCTION period (October 2016–February 2017). MAs queued naloxone In 2016, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) established prescription orders in the electronic medical record (EMR) guidelines for primary care providers prescribing opioids for during the check-in process to serve as visual reminders for chronic pain, including naloxone co-prescription for patients providers to
Journal of General Internal Medicine – Springer Journals
Published: Mar 19, 2018
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