A Healthesystems publication

Summer 2017
Under the Influence: Impacting Opioid Prescribing Behaviors

Analyzing opioid prescribing trends associated with different medical specialties, as well as understanding their willingness to modify behavior, can help identify opportunities for intervention and education.

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