Three Possible Measures for Quality Medical Care May Help Cut Deaths from Opioid Addiction by One-Third

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at on June 30, 2017 at 08:30PM

Following three possible recommendations for medical care for people with an opioid addiction may cut deaths among such patients by as much as one-third. Deaths were much lower among patients who were not prescribed opioids or common types of anxiety medications, those who received psychosocial counseling, and those who had quarterly visits with a physician.