WSHA, in collaboration with the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), Washington Department of Health, and the Health Care Authority will release the next round of the Acute Opioid Prescribing Reports next week. The Opioid Prescribing Reports, based on Washington State Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) data, offer system-level snapshots of opioid prescribing behaviors by specialty group, including peer benchmarks, for the state. The reports focus on metrics aligned with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Bree Collaborative guidelines.
Intended to empower Washington State providers to be good stewards of opioid prescriptions, the Opioid Prescribing Reports give information and data directly to hospital CMOs and quality leaders. The system-level data included in the reports will support member hospitals in setting targeted goals and leveraging quality improvement strategies to reduce unnecessary acute opioid prescribing. This updated report provides a snapshot of acute opioid prescribing through the third quarter of 2019.
WSHA is committed to partnering with you to address and combat the opioid crisis. If your hospital did not receive the last round of acute reports (November 2019) and/or is not already signed up to receive the Opioid Prescribing Reports, there is still time! Please contact Brooke Evans BrookeE@wsha.org for further details.