Which factors have been found to reduce opioid-related deaths?

Updated: Jun 21, 2018
  • Author: David W Dixon, DO; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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A large study of veterans identified 3 key factors in reducing opioid-related deaths. They are quarterly physician visits, psychosocial care, and no opioid or benzodiazepine prescribing. These factors may help reduce deaths by nearly one third in individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD). [22, 23]


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