The Opioid Epidemic: A Health System Risk Management Response

 

 Hillcrest Medical Center

CME Grand Rounds

DATE: October 3, 2018

TOPIC: The Opioid Epidemic: A Health System Risk Management Response

PRESENTER: Jeff Galles, DO

 

  • CONSEQUENCES:
  • 197,713 deaths from prescription opioid overdoses 2000 through 2016
  •   That is 91 deaths a day
  • 4 deaths per hour
  • That’s 9/11 every 3.5 days
  • Orthopedic surgeons are the third-highest prescribers of opioids among physicians in the United States, accounting for about 7.5% of all prescriptions for opioids nationwide.[1]
  • Context:  Alcohol related deaths still exceed deaths from opioids!

 

 

 

 

Resource Date: 
October 03 2018