Medication safety – the opioid opportunity

From crisis to solution

By: Rachel Rivera, Sasha Grek, M.D.

Some characteristics of counties with higher opioid prescribing:

Overall, the total dosages of all inpatient and outpatient narcotic medications dropped from 2,481 mg to 307 mg of morphine-equivalent dose, or MED, to following the new protocol.

How UF Health approaches pain management in compliance with The Joint Commission