QUERI – Quality Enhancement Research Initiative

Pain Care and Opioid Safety

Avoiding the downside of opioid misuse and improving access to effective pain treatments for Veterans

In the United States, almost 1 in 5 adults experience chronic pain, which has been linked to dependence on opioids. The prevalence and severity of chronic pain is higher in Veterans, and Veterans are more likely to experience opioid overdose. In partnership with multi-level stakeholders, QUERI is deploying and evaluating implementation and quality improvement strategies to expand evidence-based pain care and treat opioid use disorders in Veterans.

Consortium to Disseminate and Understand Implementation of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment (CONDUIT)

Consortium to Disseminate and Understand Implementation of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment (CONDUIT)

Led by William Becker, Evelyn Chang, Joseph Frank, Adam Gordon, Amanda Midboe, David Moore, Hilary Mosher, Marc Rosen, Steven Zeliadt
Expand access to effective treatments for pain and opioid use disorder across diverse settings, including primary care, acute care, specialty care, and telehealth. Learn more.

Evaluating the National Implementation of Virtual Interdisciplinary Pain Care Teams

Evaluating the National Implementation of Virtual Interdisciplinary Pain Care Teams

Led by Jessica Chen
Evaluate the clinical impact and costs of implementing virtual interdisciplinary pain teams (TelePain) enterprise-wide. Learn more.

Facilitation of the Stepped Care Model and Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Facilitation of the Stepped Care Model and Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Led by Adam Gordon
Implement national training of interdisciplinary teams in primary care, general mental health, and pain clinics. Learn more.

National Evaluation of VA Stepped Care for Opioid Use Disorder Train-the-Trainer (SCOUTT)

National Evaluation of VA Stepped Care for Opioid Use Disorder Train-the-Trainer (SCOUTT)

Led by Eric Hawkins
Evaluate VA's national implementation of SCOUTT. Learn more.