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Vizient Subject Matter Expert, Survey Highlighted in Recent ACP Hospitalist Article

04/23/19

In a recently published article about how hospitals are changing their pain management protocols because of the ongoing opioid crisis, ACP Hospitalist spoke to Vizient’s Jim Lichauer, Performance Improvement program director. Lichauer discusses some of the many challenges that hospitals face.

The article, “Hospitals Changing Practices to Curb Opioid Epidemic,” also cited results from a 2018 Vizient survey, including that 98% of participating hospitals changed their opioid delivery practices to combat the opioid epidemic, although nearly 30% had to divert resources from other areas to do so.

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