The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in an effort to reduce inappropriate opioid prescribing. Interventions are needed to improve providers’ awareness and implementation of guideline-based treatment strategies. Academic detailing is one-on-one, evidence-based educational outreach to prescribers that can be effective in changing prescriber behavior. Many states have used academic detailing to enhance the uptake of CDC guidelines for pain management. However, academic detailing programs may not present a one-size-fits-all solution and may need to be tailored to the specific setting in which they will be delivered.
In this session, key considerations for the design and delivery of academic detailing programs will be discussed. Presenters will describe their experience with the implementation and evaluation of academic detailing initiatives in urban and rural areas of Illinois funded through the CDC Prevention for States program, as well as critical factors for success. They will review the elements of the academic detailing intervention and the barriers to implementation. They will elaborate on the value of establishing partnerships with state-based prescription drug monitoring programs, physician groups/health care systems, and structured approaches to training detailers. They will present information on prescriber satisfaction with academic detailing and detailer perception of visit effectiveness in support of the evaluation of the effectiveness of the activities and to facilitate continuous quality improvement. They will highlight key differences between the program implementation in urban and rural areas and the importance of engaging key stakeholders in health systems and government.
This session is accredited for the following accreditation types: CME, CNE, CPE, APA, AAFP, AAHCPAD*, NAADAC*, ASWB*
*State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.