Clinical Care5 Strategies to Improve Opioid Use Disorder Care in Hospitals
A new report that presents five approaches to hospital-based opioid use disorder care focuses on organizational best practices.
Clinical CareOpioid Treatment: How Healthcare Providers Can Reduce Liability Risk
A new report focuses on the four steps in active pain management: screening and prescribing, dispensing and administering, monitoring and...
Clinical CareL.A. Story: The Homeless Use EMS a Lot
Nearly 20 times more frequently than other residents.
FinanceHospitals Take Shot At Opioid Makers Over Cost Of Treating Uninsured For Addiction
Hundreds of hospitals have joined in a handful of lawsuits in state courts as their best hope for winning meaningful...
FinanceOpioid Epidemic Linked to $205B in Excess Healthcare Spending Over 4 Years
The analysis projects that the costs for the opioid crisis in 2019 will range anywhere from $172 billion to $214...
InnovationWant To Reduce Suicides? Follow The Data — To Medical Offices, Motels And Even Animal Shelters
A suburban county outside of Portland, Oregon, is using data collected from death investigations to prevent suicides.
NursingDoctors And Nurses With Addictions Often Denied A Crucial Recovery Option
Non-disciplinary programs monitor doctors and nurses for a number of years and are monitored by addiction specialists and state authorities.
Clinical CareEquipping PCPs to Screen and Intervene on Behavioral Health
Research shows that many physicians are unprepared for conducting behavioral health screening and brief interventions.
Data Touted by OxyContin Maker to Fight Lawsuits Doesn't Tell the Whole Story
Downplaying its role in the opioid epidemic, Purdue Pharma has embraced a federal statistic showing it was a minor player...
Clinical CareDeath Certificate Project Accuses 64 Calif. Doctors
Five surrender licenses after claims of grossly negligent overprescribing; more to come.
Governor's 'Mental Health Czar' Seeks New Blueprint For Care In California
Touring the Golden State as an unpaid advisor to Gov. Gavin Newsom, Thomas Insel looks to revamp mental healthcare.
Clinical CareDoctors Can Change Opioid Prescribing Habits, But Progress Comes In Small Doses
After guidelines for operations were issued in October 2017, surgeons in Michigan reduced by nearly one-third the number of pills...