How PQA Identified the Need for New Opioid Measures

Lisa Hines, PharmD, vice president of Measurement and Operations at Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), discusses the alliance's new opioid measures and how PQA identified the need for them during the PQA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

Lisa Hines, PharmD, vice president of Measurement and Operations at Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), discusses the alliance's new opioid measures and how PQA identified the need for them during the PQA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

Lisa Hines, PharmD: So, we identified the gaps for these measures from the existing evidence showing that this was a problem, and that it was correlated with bad outcomes. And, also the measures are aligned with the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, and we just found that there was a gap for existing measurement, to address this epidemic.

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