In October 2013, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implemented an “audit and feedback” program to reduce high-dose opioid prescriptions and potentially lethal drug combinations at all 141 of its hospitals across the country. A study in the journal Pain suggests that effort—called the Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI)—was a moderate success.
Abbasi J. VHA Initiative Reduces Risky Opioid Prescribing. JAMA. 2017;317(8):797. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.1087