Reducing High-Dose Opioid Prescribing

State-Level Morphine Equivalent Daily Dose Policies, 2007–2017

Published in: Pain Medicine, Volume 21, Issue 2, pages 308–316 (February 2020). doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz038

Posted on RAND.org on March 22, 2019

by Sara E. Heins, Katherine P. Frey, Renan Castillo, G. Caleb Alexander

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Morphine equivalent daily dose (for pain) policies have gained popularity in recent years, but considerable variation in threshold levels and policy structure point to a lack of consensus. This work provides a foundation for future evaluation of MEDD policies and may inform states considering adopting such policies.

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