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The Hill featured a column coauthored by Mireille Jacobson on how low-cost letters to physicians, including letters notifying them when a patient has died, could reduce inappropriate opioid prescribing. “The initial study found that in the three months after receiving the letter, opioid prescribing decreased by nearly 10 percent compared to the control group. The recent follow-up study found that after one year, those who received the letter wrote 7 percent fewer prescriptions than clinicians who hadn’t received the notification, showing that the letter had long-term effects on prescribing behavior.”

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