1. Out of 200 applicants, you have been selected to work as the manager in the research department for a special task force with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Review the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov. Your first assignment on this special task force is to focus on Opioid Overdose. The CDC reports that from 1999 to 2015, more than 183,000 people died in the U.S. from overdose related to prescription opioids.
The CDC has been researching the impact of opioid overdose to protect the public’s health and prevent opioid overdose deaths using surveillance and research. You will focus on two primary areas: 1) opioid prescribing guidelines for physicians, and 2) ways hospitals can create prescription drug monitoring as a part of their Quality Management Department (see https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/index.html).
Locate a peer-reviewed journal article related to quality in healthcare.
1. Analyze how this article can be used in the Quality Management (QM) Department.
2. Determine how your article can be used by hospitals to monitor prescription drug programs.
3. Write a 150-word summary of your article and determine how it can be used in the QM. The summary should follow the SESC formula: State, Explain, Support and Conclude.