Yuhua Bao, Ph.D. is a health economist and associate professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York Ci... Read Bio
The goal of the study is to inform health policy discussions related to opioid misuse and pain management. Using data from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), it will: (1) assess changes in opioid prescribing to opioid-naïve patients with pain in response to recent state policies to enhance the use of PDMPs; (2) assess changes in opioid prescribing and pain- and opioid-related health care use for patients with long-term use of opioids in response to recent state policies to enhance the use of PDMPs; (3) identify patient demographic and clinical factors modifying intended and unintended effects of state policies to enhance use of PDMPs, and (4) assess implications of state policies to enhance use of PDMPs for health care cost. Deliverables will include a project work plan and final narrative report. The researchers will also produce paper(s) suitable for publication and present findings at national research meetings and to other stakeholder audiences as appropriate, including policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels and other key stakeholders, as part of the deliverables for this grant.
Grantee Institution: Weill Cornell Medical College
Grant Period: 9/15/19 – 9/14/20