Education & Outcomes

Opioids can be a beneficial therapy for some patients, but they also carry significant risks to both patients and healthcare providers.  The Perspectives in Care program is a free resource for healthcare providers and patients nationwide.

This unique program offers education and a patient-reported outcomes (ePRO) tool aimed at mitigating the risks associated with opioid prescribing.

Prescribing and Dispensing | One of the cornerstones of safe opioid prescribing is education. The Perspectives in Care® program includes one 30-minute, in-office, educational presentation and access to ACCME® accredited CME. These instructional courses are intended to help healthcare providers better understand how to safely prescribe and dispense opioids.  Links redirect to a new site.

Click here if you are a pharmacistClick here if you are a physician

Patient-Reported Outcomes | The Perspectives in Care® patient-reported outcomes (ePRO) tool gathers important clinical insights from the patient, and reports them to the healthcare provider prior to each encounter. This saves precious time and gives the provider a more thorough understanding of both the risks and benefits of opioid therapy.

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Are you or someone you love struggling with opioid addiction? SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

1-800-662-HELP (4357)
For more information, visit:
www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline