Kaiser Permanente Washington led in reducing opioids. We’re seeing benefits, but more work is needed, writes Dr. Michael Von Korff.
Dr. Michael Parchman and colleagues use new ways to enable small clinics to reduce opioid use in the Pacific Northwest.
Discovering better ways to care for people who are depressed or have chronic pain, one of KPWHRI’s founding scientists has helped change health care around the globe.
A conversation with KPWHRI’s Dr. Michael Von Korff, ScD, as he retires after 36 years of transformative health research
KPWHRI investigators contribute time, knowledge, and expertise to better care in Washington State around opioid prescribing, chronic pain, and more
Pain is a universal experience for all living creatures. And nearly every person will experience enough chronic pain to seek medical care at some time in their life—for headaches, back aches, severe joint pain, and the like. As we age, chronic pain becomes even more common.
Risk-reduction initiative for chronic opioid therapy sustains patient-doctor trust, Dr. Karen Sherman finds.