The WCIRB has released its Study of Chronic Opioid Use and Weaning in California Workers’ Compensation. This Study uses data from the WCIRB databases of medical transaction records and unit statistical reports to help understand the cost implications of chronic opioid use and the process of weaning injured workers off of opioids in California workers’ compensation.
Key findings of the Study include:
The complete Study is available at the link below and in the Research section of the WCIRB website.
The WCIRB will hold a WCIRB Research Forum webinar to discuss the Report findings. Register to attend the free webinar at the link below:
Study of Chronic Opioid Use and Weaning in California Workers’ Compensation
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT
Presenters: Dave Bellusci, EVP and Chief Actuary; Dr. Julia Zhang and Tim Basuino, Medical Analytics Specialists
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For those unable to attend the live webinar, a recording will be posted in the Research section of the WCIRB website following the event.