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Medpage Today: Key to Reducing Opioid Prescribing: Default to Fewer Pills

“Reducing opioid prescribing as well as the number of opioid pills patients receive can be done with the help of system defaults, M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS, said at an event on safe opioid prescribing sponsored by the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy. At the end of an effort to reduce unnecessary opioid prescribing at their institution, ‘if anything, patients’ ability to manage pain was better … People were having improved pain outcomes,’ said Delgado, assistant professor of emergency medicine and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, at the event here Thursday…” Read the rest at Medpage Today.