Evaluation of State-Mandated Acute and Post-Surgical Pain-Specific Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
This CDC-funded project examines the impact of state-mandated opioid prescribing guidelines for acute and post-surgical pain. The outcomes being studied are: 1) physicians’ opioid prescribing behaviors; and 2) opioid safety outcomes among patients, including fatal and non-fatal overdose. This project includes a process evaluation of the state law mandating opioid prescribing limits for acute and post-surgical pain, including recommendations to inform and improve future legislative initiatives.
PI: Shabbar Ranapurwala, PhD, MPH
Stephen W. Marshall, PhD
Nabarun Dasgupta, PhD, MPH
Rebecca B. Naumann, PhD, MSPH
Meghan E. Shanahan, PhD, MPH