New Tool Helps Manage Opioid Use in Older Adults
A new online tool developed by AHRQ supports efforts by primary care practices and healthcare systems to improve opioid medication management and prevent opioid misuse and opioid use disorder in older adults.
The Opioids in Older Adults Compendium allows users to explore potential “high level changes” that may improve opioid management, including tracking data to provide insights into patients’ opioid use, developing workflows to promote team-based care, using shared decision making to provide individualized care, and increasing referrals to nonpharmacologic chronic pain management. Case studies and key activities with tools and resources are provided to support improved care.
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