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Impact of a State Opioid Prescribing Limit and Electronic Medical Record Alert on Opioid Prescriptions: a Difference-in-Differences Analysis.

Lowenstein M, Hossain E, Yang W, Grande D, Perrone J, Neuman MD, Ashburn M, Delgado MK


October 9th, 2019

Appears In

Journal of General Internal Medicine

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Prescribing limits are one policy strategy to reduce short-term opioid prescribing, but there is limited evidence of their impact. We aim to evaluate implementation of a state prescribing limit law and health system electronic medical record (EMR) alert on characteristics of new opioid prescriptions, refill rates, and clinical encounters.

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