The opioid epidemic in the U.S. has reached a state of crisis. The surgical setting has contributed to this problem by introducing many people to opioids – estimates suggest that following surgeries, 2.9 million patients become persistent opioid users each year. However, there are tangible steps employers can take to encourage opioid alternatives for postoperative pain management.
MBGH serves as one of the nation’s leading non-profit employer coalitions. Members are represented by human resource and health benefit professionals for over 130 mid, large and jumbo self-funded public and private companies who provide health benefits for more than 4 million lives and spend over $12 billion annually on health care.
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