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Opioid Stewardship Playbook 

Date of Publication:
MAY 2018
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The opioid epidemic in America is an urgent public health crisis with devastating consequences. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly two million Americans have a prescription-related opioid use disorder (OUD), and 46 people die from a prescription opioid-related overdose every day. The National Quality Forum’s National Quality Partners™ (NQP) galvanized NQF member organizations and other key public- and private-sector stakeholders to turn the tide on this national emergency. Developed with input from more than 40 experts, the NQP Playbook™: Opioid Stewardship provides essential guidance for healthcare organizations and clinicians across care settings committed to appropriate pain management strategies and opioid stewardship.