Phillip Chang and Doug Oyler

From Pilot Study to Culture Change: How UK HealthCare Is Reducing Opioid Prescriptions

After a personal experience with a patient inspired him to make some changes, Dr. Phillip Chang worked with pharmacist Doug Oyler to initiate a small pilot study in UK HealthCare's trauma service with the goal of reducing opioid prescriptions. That small study has grown and created a "culture change" at UK HealthCare, drastically reducing the number of opioid prescriptions written and reducing high-risk opioid use by 57 percent.

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