Evidence for Practice



Knowing what works for treatment and prevention.

Even the most brilliant discoveries cannot improve patient outcomes until they are implemented in practice.  AHRQ turns turn research into practice.  The first step is establishing the evidence for what works. 

USPSTF Recommendation Statements

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine. USPSTF Recommendation Statements related to Opioids include:

Evidence Reviews

AHRQ’s Evidence Based Practice Center Program reviews provide the foundation for guidelines, policy, and coverage decisions for pain management, appropriate opioid use, and prevention and treatment of opioid use disorder.

Patient Safety Primer on Opioids

The Patient Safety Network (PSNet) has published a Patient Safety Primer on Opioids. The Opioids Guide covers the origins of the opioid epidemic and interventions to improve opioid safety.  This is part of a series of guides for key topics in patient safety through context, epidemiology, and relevant AHRQ PSNet content.

Page last reviewed May 2019
Page originally created September 2018
Internet Citation: Evidence for Practice. Content last reviewed May 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/opioids/evidence.html
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