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By Susannah Berlowe Binder | Thursday, Jun 20, 2019
A college intern shares why reading a recent IHI report on Advancing the Safety of Acute Pain Management compelled her to reflect on how commonly opioids are prescribed for young adults.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Substance Use Disorder, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Hannah Lee Flath | Thursday, May 30, 2019
The system of racial stereotyping and stigma, both in healthcare and the media, leads to inequities in the care for patients affected by substance use disorders and chronic pain. Hannah Flath, program coordinator at IHI, describes her own experience with chronic pain as one of privilege and person-centered care. She uses her story to emphasize the importance of reducing stigma and improving equitable care by changing the narrative surrounding sub

 

Tag(s): Open School, Substance Use Disorder, Quality Improvement
By IHI Open School | Monday, Jan 14, 2019
Leaders reflect on their aims to improve the lives of 50,000 people with substance use disorders around the world.

 

Tag(s): IHI Open School, Chapter Network, Substance Use Disorder
By Leslie Pelton | Monday, Sep 10, 2018
Health care organizations want to address the national opioid crisis, but they don't always know where to begin. One health care system found that careful and compassionate deprescribing could reduce opioid use while also effectively addressing patients' pain.

 

Tag(s): Behavioral Health, Adverse Drug Event (ADE), Cost Containment and Reduction, Triple Aim for Populations, Medication Safety, Medication Reconciliation, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Substance Use Disorder
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