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Utah Clinical Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids

Data, Research, & Evaluation Work Group

Purpose Statement:
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.

Goals:
Identify 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:
Meetings are scheduled "as needed" to look at different data, research, and eval questions. Location varies (see Calendar).

Minutes:

November 2007

January
2008

May
2008
September
2008

Other Resources:
(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