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.
This electronic Fact Sheet provides a brief, two-page overview of the NQP Playbook™: Opioid Stewardship, which provides essential guidance for healthcare organizations and clinicians across care settings committed to appropriate pain management strategies and opioid stewardship.
Date of Publication: March 2018