Incorporate Safety Strategies for Long-Acting Opioids

Only 15% of hospitals are fully adherent with ISMP's best practice for long-acting opioids...oxycodone ER, fentanyl patch, etc.

For example, many hospitals still don't have a process to ensure that these opioids are saved for the right patients...those with both CHRONIC pain and opioid TOLERANCE.

And about half of hospitals aren't defaulting EHR orders for long-acting opioids to the lowest starting dose.

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