The Donaghue Foundation

REDUCE: A Randomized Trial of Behavioral Economic Approaches to Reduce Unnecessary Opioid Prescribing

Principal Investigators: Amol S. Navathe, Mitesh Patel, and Kit Delgado

We partnered with Sutter Health System to design and implement a large-scale pragmatic trial at approximately 50 emergency departments and urgent care centers. We will compare two types of messages based in behavioral economics head-to-head and in combination to reduce opioid prescription pill burden: social comparison feedback and individual audit feedback.