Identify gaps in the research and determine the direction of specific research to be done in order to fulfill the requirements of HB 137 and prevent deaths and other negative outcomes from use of prescription opioid medications. Also, brainstorm evaluation ideas for the Prescription Pain Med Program.
gaps in the research
Identify what research exists
Identify whether existing research is sufficient
Identify whether existing research is available/accessible
Identify possible ways to evaluate the program
Meetings are scheduled "as needed" to look at different data, research, and eval questions. Location varies (see Calendar).
(These are provided by Work Group Members as reference materials; they are not endorsed by UDOH)
Why Does Geographic Variation in Health Care Practices Matter? by Ernie Volinn
Ending Prescription Medication Deaths in Utah by Lynn Webster
Drug Diversion Literature Review by William Stockdale
Literature Review of Prescription Analgesics In the Causal Path to Pain by William Stockdale
Next Meeting: see CALENDAR