Implementation Research to Understand Effective Approaches to Opioid Management in Health Systems
This issue brief details the current research landscape on opioid interventions and highlights the importance of better understanding effective strategies for implementing improvement efforts in practice.
Improving the safety of opioids requires more than just an expansion of the clinical evidence. We must understand effective strategies for implementing improvement efforts in practice.
AcademyHealth member Sarah Shoemaker-Hunt of Abt Associates reviews the growing body of research and makes recommendations for future work that leverages implementation science to advance the fight against the opioid epidemic in health care settings while supporting the care of patients with chronic pain.