In medical news:

An “innovative inpatient pharmacy-directed pain management program” combining “opioid stewardship” and physician-requested consultations has demonstrated significant cost avoidance, improvements in patient outcomes and increased patient satisfaction scores. Pharmacists at Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, California (where the “pharmacy pain management service” (PPMS) was implemented) said they saved approximately $1.6 million in opioid adverse event–related costs and reduced opioid-associated rapid response and Code Blue calls by 59% over a nine-month period.

Read more details and see the cost-savings breakdowns via Pain Medicine News here.

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