Colorado Hospital Association Releases Final CO’s CURE Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Obstetrician/Gynecologists
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – May 27, 2021 – Today, Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) and its partners released the final set of specialty specific opioid prescribing guidelines in their latest effort to combat the opioid epidemic from within hospitals. These guidelines, written for obstetrician/gynecologists, are a product of the two-year Colorado’s Opioid Solution: Clinicians United to Resolve the Epidemic (CO’s CURE) initiative, which is co-sponsored by the Colorado Medical Society and the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention.
“We are proud to release these prescribing guidelines for obstetrician/gynecologists,” said Darlene Tad-y, MD, CHA vice president of clinical affairs and practicing hospitalist at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. “These guidelines are an important resource that will enable obstetrician/gynecologists to offer better pain management to their patients both inside the hospital and out.”
These guidelines were developed in partnership with the Colorado Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and are part of one of the largest coordinated efforts to reduce opioid prescribing in the nation. The guidelines are available on the CHA website, among six other specialty specific opioid prescribing guidelines that were released in December 2020. Seven other specialty societies supported CO’s CURE through clinical subject matter expertise.
The CO’s CURE initiative was made possible by State Opioid Response federal grant funding administered by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health.
About Colorado Hospital Association
Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) is the leading voice of Colorado’s hospital and health system community. Representing more than 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout the state, CHA serves as a trusted, credible and reliable resource on health issues, hospital data and trends for its members, media, policymakers and the general public. Through CHA, Colorado’s hospitals and health systems work together in their shared commitment to improve health and health care in Colorado. Learn more at www.cha.com.
About Colorado Medical Society
The Colorado Medical Society champions health care issues that improve patient care, promote physician professional satisfaction and create healthier communities in Colorado. To learn more about CMS, visit www.cms.org.
About Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
The Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention coordinates Colorado’s response to the crisis of misuse of prescription medications, such as opioids, stimulants, and sedatives. Since its inception in 2013, the Consortium has engaged stakeholders across various disciplines to help foster policies, programs, and partnerships to improve the quality of patient care in Colorado.
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