The U.S. Opioid Epidemic In Numbers

opiod infographic thumbnailOpioid safety is one of the top patient safety concerns in the U.S.; with more than 2 million Americans dependent on opioids, opioid-related harm is an issue that has spans the continuum of clinical and public safety.

On August 25, 2016, the Surgeon General issued a letter to physicians urging them to take a part in combating the opioid epidemic. On the Surgeon General website, healthcare providers are encouraged to help solve the opioid epidemic.

The PPAHS conducted a survey to gauge how clinicians and the public felt about the Surgeon General’s recommendations to fight the opioid epidemic, with results released early November.  Key aspects of the survey were recently featured in an article published by Advance for Nurses.  The Advance Healthcare Network also distilled the survey’s top data points and recommendations.

Advance for Nurses Opioid Infographic

To download a PDF version of the infographic from the Advance for Nurses website, please click here.

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