Safer Management of acute Pain
Right Sizing Opioid Prescriptions Following Orthopedic Surgery Using Patient-Feedback Data and Electronic Medical Record Orderset Defaults
PI: Kit Delgado, MD, MS
The goal of this quality improvement project is to right-size the duration of opioid prescriptions following orthopedic surgery by collecting baseline patient feedback data on opioid tablets taken within 7-days. We will then deploy new evidence-based prescribing guidelines by procedure using new electronic medical record ordersets with default opioid quantities.
Using Default Options to Decrease Opioid Prescribing Durations
PI: Amol Navathe, MD, PhD; Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA, MS, University of Pennsylvania
The objective of this study is to conduct a pragmatic randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the effect of two scalable behavioral economics approaches to reduce physician opioid prescribing: electronic health record (EHR) default option for the number of pills per opioid prescription and providing monthly social comparison feedback to physicians on opioid prescribing patterns. We will compare EHR default options and social comparison feedback individually and in combination.
A scalable, patient-centered approach for “right-sizing” opioid prescribing.
PI: Kit Delgado, MD, MS; Anish Agarwal, MD, MPH; Zarina Ali, MD, MS, University of Pennsylvania
The objective of this study is to build upon prior telephone follow up and understand the ability of translating it to an automated bi-directional text messaging interface. We will integrate with, and expand upon, the ERAP Program to work across surgical specialties (orthopedics, sports medicine, neurosurgery) and emergency medicine.