Naloxone Academic Detailing: Role of Community Outreach Teaching
Purpose of Review
Testing the efficacy of academic detailing in improving the practice of prescribing naloxone for patients on high-dose opioids.
Academic detailing has been identified as an effective method for improving health care practices through focused community education.
We found that academic detailing is an effective method in improving health care providers’ knowledge about the importance of prescribing naloxone for patients on high-dose opioids. We also found that prescribers prescribed more naloxone after our education program. This study reflects the importance of education and academic detailing in resolving health problems. Academic detailing can provide effective preventive tools that can reduce the incidence of health problems we encounter.
KeywordsNaloxone Opioids Education Naloxone dispensing Academic detailing
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Conflict of Interest
Christi Ann Albert, Matt Fischer, and Brooke Anderson declare no conflict of interest. Dr. Abd-Elsayed is a consultant for Medtronic, Halyard, Axsome, Sollis, and SpineLoop.
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This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.
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