Tailoring Opioid Prescribing after Major Trauma


The overarching purpose of this study is to generate robust pilot data toward a future R01-level proposal that will implement a multifaceted intervention to reduce excess prescription opioids in the community. In the state of Michigan, mortality related to prescription opioids is accelerating even more rapidly than the national average, and was 20% higher than the national average in recent years.11 At the University of Michigan, the Acute Care Surgery services cares for over 1,300 (1,100 trauma, 200 burn) patients each year who suffer major trauma, burn injuries, or require emergent procedures for non-elective surgical conditions (e.g., necrotizing fasciitis, intestinal perforation). In this mixed-methods study, we will examine the match between opioid prescribing and consumption after discharge, conduct a needs-assessment among providers caring for patients with major injury, and develop an intervention targeted to providers designed to align reach opioid prescribing and consumption.

Status: Ongoing
Funding: U-M Injury Prevention Center
Category: Research