Wednesday, March 15, 2017

J Am Board Fam Med. 2017 Jan-Feb; 30(1): 44–51. Primary Care Clinic Re-Design for Prescription Opioid Management. Michael L. Parchman, MD, MPH, Michael Von Korff, PhD, Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, Mark Stephens, BS, Brooke Ike, MPH, DeAnn Cromp, MPH, Clarissa Hsu, PhD, and Ed H. Wagner, MD, MPH.

The challenge of responding to prescription opioid overuse within the United States has fallen disproportionately on the primary care clinic setting. Here we describe a framework comprised of 6 Building Blocks to guide efforts within this setting to address the use of opioids for chronic pain.