By David Wild

Educating inpatient prescribers on the benefits of oral and subcutaneous administration of opioids versus IV administration can markedly reduce the amount of opioids dispensed, researchers at Yale New Haven Hospital have found.

Over a three-month period of rolling out a new standard of opioid administration and educating providers, they found a 31% drop in morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs) per patient-day and a 55% reduction in parenteral opioid use (JAMA Intern Med