CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) today released preliminary results of an online survey to better understand what clinicians and the public think about how to solve the opioid epidemic.
The survey was prompted by the recent letter sent by the Surgeon General to physicians in the US urging them to take a part in combating the opioid epidemic. On the Surgeon General website, healthcare providers are encouraged to help solve the opioid epidemic - "Our nation faces an opioid crisis. Health care providers are uniquely positioned to help communities and their patients #TurnTheTide on the opioid epidemic."
"More than 85% of the survey respondents were either a doctor or other clinician," said Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, PPAHS). "Please note that these are preliminary results of the survey. Final results may differ from these preliminary findings."
The preliminary results show that survey respondents believed that:
- Physician over-prescribing of opioids is the major contributor to the opioid epidemic.
- Doctors should lead the fight against the opioid epidemic.
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About Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to promote safer clinical practices and standards for patients through collaboration among healthcare experts, professionals, scientific researchers, and others, in order to improve healthcare delivery. For more information, please go to www.ppahs.org.
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SOURCE Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety