Creating a Culture of Safety for Opioid Prescribing: Handbook for Healthcare Executives

Resource Location:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Healthcare executives have an important role in creating a culture for safer opioid prescribing. This handbook contains insights and advice from healthcare executives and quality improvement leaders from four different health systems representing urban, suburban and rural settings. They share their experiences engaging internal and external stakeholders, working across interdisciplinary teams, leveraging data to inform efforts, implementing training and educational efforts, and much more. Sections include:

  • The Value of Evidence-Based Opioid Prescribing
  • Collecting and Using Data
  • Engaging with External Stakeholders
  • Establishing Policies and Standards that Support Safer Opioid Prescribing Practices
  • Training and Educating Providers
  • Supporting the Continuum of Care