Reducing Inappropriate Opioid Use in Treament of Injured Workers

08/28/2013

Reducing Inappropriate Opioid Use in Treament of Injured Workers

Reducing Inappropriate Opioid Use in Treament of Injured Workers is a guide for policymakers and administrators who are interested in implementing policy solutions to reduce inappropriate use of opioids in the workers' compensation system. The Policy Guide discusses ten recommendations jurisdictions should consider when evaluating legislative, regulatory, or administrative policies related to opioid prescribing practices. The recommendations were informed by practices and strategies recently implemented by workers' compensation agencies across the country and developed with the guidance and review of a diverse coalition of policymakers, agency administrators, medical practitioners, industry leaders, and other experts.

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