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Journal Article
Study

Impact of multidisciplinary chart reviews on opioid dose reduction and monitoring practices.

Rivich J, McCauliff J, Schroeder A. Addictive behaviors. 2018;86:40-43.

This study describes a quality improvement program that included chart review of patients taking high-dose opioids for noncancer pain and targeted feedback to clinicians with management recommendations. The program resulted in a decrease in overall opioid use as well as a reduction in coprescribing of benzodiazepines and opioids. Patient adherence to visits with their primary physician remained stable during the study period.