Best Practice Sharing Session: Measuring an Epidemic: Using EHR Data to Track Trends in Opioid Prescribing

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Speakers John Muench, MD, MPH and Thuy Le, MPH, both of OCHIN discuss the liberalizing of chronic opioid prescribing in the 90s was soon followed by unforeseen harm to individuals and communities.

Muench and Le review the history of the rise in opioid addiction and overdose deaths,  prior efforts to track pain medication prescriptions, and current efforts to organize the ADVANCE Clinical Data Research Network electronic health record data to more easily describe prescribing pattern changes that follow interventions at national, state, and clinic levels.

Download the presentation slides above and listen to the recorded webinar on PCORnet.org.


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