New Quality Standards Address Opioid Prescribing, Opioid Use Disorder

Published March 9, 2018, 8:33 a.m.

Health Quality Ontario has published three new quality standards on opioids that outline for clinicians and patients what high quality care looks like for:

These also offer guidance to healthcare professionals on how to avoid suddenly discontinuing prescription opioids so that patients do not turn to street sources for drugs.

Quality standards are developed in collaboration with patients with lived experience, physicians, nurses, caregivers and organizations across the province and are based on the best available evidence.

Access all of Health Quality Ontario's quality standards.