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New Randomized Trial Shows Simple Letters Promote Better-Informed Opioid Prescribing

Updated: Mar 17, 2023



LETTERS SUCCESSFULLY ENCOURAGED CLINICIANS TO CHECK PATIENTS’ PRESCRIBING RECORDS


Researchers reported new findings from a clinical trial of letters to promote safer and better-informed opioid prescribing. The study, which aimed to encourage clinicians to check on patients in a state database before prescribing them opioids, reported significant and durable gains toward this goal. The research appears in journal Health Affairs.



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