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The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implemented the Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Mitigation (STORM) to reduce the risk of serious adverse events (SAE) among patients with opioid analgesic prescriptions. VHA facilities were mandated to case review patients identified as high-risk by STORM. The aim of this study was to measure the effect of this mandate on all-cause mortality and SAEs among VHA patients newly-diagnosed with opioid use disorder (OUD).
Veterans Health Administration patients newly-diagnosed with opioid use disorder experienced increased all-cause mortality following expansion of a case-review mandate for high-risk patients prescribed opioids.
Secondary analysis of a stepped-wedged cluster randomized controlled trial