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- The United States is in a crisis of opiate related adverse events. From 1999 2017, more than 700,000 people in the U.S. died from drug related overdose; 68% of those involved opioids
- Admissions at Jefferson Hospital for opioid abuse complications are common among the medicine services. Treating patients for their opiate addiction is essential to prevent future opioid overdoses and other complications
- Jefferson has initiated an Opioid Aftercare Coordination Service (OACS) consult system in response to this crisis in order to increase the number of patients who receive medications for opioid use disorder on discharge
- OACS serves both Jefferson Hospital and Methodist and aims to: – Link patients with medications for opioid use disorder after discharge – Provide access to ancillary resources inpatient and outpatient – Provide in hospital counseling
quality improvement, opioid aftercare coordination service, patient care, resident education
Internal Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences
Weintraub, MD, Michael; Wang, MD, Harry; Dikdan, MD, MPH, Sean; Monoson, MD, Alexys; Krishnasamy, Shalini; and Zavodnick, MD, Jillian, "Increasing Awareness for the Opioid Aftercare Coordination Service (OACS)" (2019). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference. Poster 104.