Hospital Chain Pledges to Cut Opioid Prescriptions 40 Percent by 2018

08/23/2017 | CNBC

Intermountain Healthcare aims to cut opioid prescriptions by 40 percent by the end of 2018 using a tool that tracks prescriptions and provides guidelines for appropriate prescribing. A similar effort at Kaiser Permanente from late 2014 through last February led to a 40 percent reduction in national opioid prescriptions for Kaiser members.