The Opioid Initiative
Since 2018, the Opioid Initiative has engaged over 800 EDs and 5,400 clinicians in applying evidence-based quality improvement interventions to reduce opioid-associated harm. The program’s reach and engagement expanded from 189 EDs participating in year 1 to nearly 400 EDs currently. To date, participants have demonstrated a 35% decrease in opioid prescribing and a 23% increase in prescribing of non-opioid alternatives.
Our aims for this initiative include helping EDs to:
- Improve opioid prescribing safety
- Adopt harm reduction strategies such as naloxone prescribing and initiate treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) with buprenorphine
- Implement alternatives to opioids (ALTO)
Benefits of participation:
- Earn Improvement Activity (IA) for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
- Real-Time Benchmarking
- Showcase your ED's QI effort
- Free Toolkits Library
- Free eCME Library
- Earn ABEM MOC credit
Blue = Rural Sites
Red = Urban Sites
**Locations of EDs currently involved with the E-QUAL Opioid initiative.