Most of those overdosing haven’t received prescription opioids recently, suggesting a need for more opioid use disorder screening and treatment.
When a veteran dies at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, a powerful send-off accompanies their passing. The shared effort involves care teams and fellow patients.
A new digital tracking system was behind the decrease — suggesting a potential partial solution that other health systems could adopt to fight the opioid epidemic.
With more veterans than ever getting health care outside the VA system, there are new efforts to train medical students, residents and medical school faculty about vets’ special needs.