About the Session

This session will discuss how Intermountain Healthcare has made an impact on reducing the amount of opioids being prescribed to patients after surgery. As a result of hearing this session, you will understand the prescribing habits of physicians and review consumption data from surgical patients; learn how to use data to change physician prescribing practice to better meet patient consumption; and understand the importance of providing medication disposal education to patients. You will leave this session with a better understanding of what is driving the opioid crisis and what your facility can do to tackle the problem in your community.

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish the link between provider prescribing practices and actual patient consumption of opioids after surgical procedures.
  • Discuss how using transparent data can help drive change in physician prescribing practice to meet patient consumption.