Lansing State Journal: Emergency rooms move away from opioids, find 'a better way' to treat pain

Posted on January 10, 2020

MHA CEO Brian PetersA story published Jan. 10 by the Lansing State Journal reviews a study published by the National Center for Health Statistics on the overall decline in opioid prescriptions issued after an emergency room visit.

The article references the use of alternative pain treatment options for patients with acute conditions and references the launch of the Midwest Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) program by the MHA to improve care coordination in the emergency department.

MHA CEO Brian Peters is quoted on efforts Michigan hospitals have made to improve patient outcomes associated with opioid use.

“The statistics provided by the National Center for Health Statistics are an encouraging indication that the efforts made by the MHA and other stakeholders across the country are helping to make a positive change regarding pain management and treatment,” said Peters.

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Tags: Brian Peters, opioids, ALTO Program, Lansing State Journal, National Center for Health Statistics

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