(July 10, 2020) – The American Hospital Association has developed an Opioid Stewardship Measurement Implementation Guide
as a companion piece to the Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic toolkit
. AHA issued the resource in 2017 to assist hospitals and health systems on how they can partner with patients, clinicians and communities to address the opioid epidemic. Developed through research and in collaboration with leading experts, the new measurement implementation guide provides an actionable list of measures to implement best practices using data, address potential gaps in patient care and identify opportunities for continued improvements in opioid stewardship.