The mission of Quality Healthcare Concepts is to support quality improvement in healthcare practice and financing of healthcare, with a central focus on promoting optimal use of evidence-based healthcare research to provide persuasive education for healthcare professionals and patients.
Time Magazine calls it the “worst addiction crisis America has ever seen”
- Since 1999, the amount of prescription painkillers prescribed and sold in the U.S. has nearly quadrupled
- Deaths from prescription painkillers have also quadrupled since 1999, killing more than 16,000 people in the U.S. in 2013
- Prescription opioid abuse costs were about $72.5 billion in 2007, and patients abusing opioid analgesics cost insurers about $14,000 more than average patients between 1998-2002.