Increasing Naloxone Knowledge and Use Through Direct-to-Patient Education

Kathryn Litten, Lucas G. Hill, Aida Garza & Maaya Srinivasa
Background: In the United States, opioid overdoses account for 130 deaths daily. Barriers to obtaining naloxone, the drug-of-choice for opioid overdose reversal, include limited education, access, and perceptions of provider judgement. Objectives: This study aimed to assess the efficacy of mailed education about naloxone, with or without a live teaching seminar, to patients at risk for opioid overdose. Methods: This observational study was conducted in a federally qualified health system. A phone presurvey was administered...
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