Webinar: Getting evidence into practice: Lessons from the opioid crisis
One of the catalysts of the opioid epidemic was an upsurge in prescriptions for opioids based on the notion that they were a safe, effective treatment for chronic pain. As the potentially deadly consequences of opioids became apparent, abrupt shifts in policy, payment and practice stranded some patients without adequate pain treatment. More systematic and integrated use of evidence might have helped prevent or at least ameliorate some of the consequences of the crisis; now this is an important part of the path forward.
Join us for NIC’s AHRQ webinar/discussion to learn about resources for using evidence to combat the opioid crisis; about evidence syntheses on what works to manage pain and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD); and about tools to integrate the latest guidelines at the point of care. NIC plans additional webinars to examine AHRQ’s practical guides for helping healthcare systems integrate evidence relating to pain management and OUD treatment.