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In 2017, St. Elizabeth’s Health Center established a goal to successfully prevent and combat opioid use disorders, opioid overdoses and related deaths as part of the nation’s opioid epidemic by implementing Arizona’s required Opioid Prescribing Guidelines.  Evaluation of the practice’s opioid HEDIS measures for reporting period of 2/1/17 – 1/31/18 revealed consistent decrease of dosage and length of use since start of practice initiative.

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