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Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Published: by American Hospital Association

Topic: Adverse Drug Event (ADE) | Resource type: Toolkit

The American Hospital Association has released a new toolkit to provide guidance to hospitals and health systems on how they can work with their patients, clinicians and communities to stem the opioid epidemic. The primary goals of the toolkit include: reviewing the multifaceted role of hospitals and health systems in fighting the epidemic, reiterating the key activities that every hospital should be undertaking and offering sources of expertise, ideas and resources to assist hospitals in fulfilling their roles. The toolkit was created with input from subject matter experts, including psychiatrists specializing in addictions, CMOs, and other clinical experts, pain management professionals, and a number of specifically-identified stakeholders to ensure its relevance across the field.

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