MD, MHSc (Cand.), TA, Placement Research Student, Medical Research Associate
Chronic Pain, Addictions and Palliative Care
Project Mitoc: A Persuasive mHealth Application for Improving Patient Psychosocial Supports for Opioid Prescription Adherence and Tapering
Opioid overdoses account for 17.1% of hospitalizations in Ontario and opioid related deaths have been steadily climbing over the past 25 years. This correlates with increased high-dose prescribing and increased opioid consumption. Assisting opioid prescribed patients in dose reduction can lead to a lower opioid related disease burden.
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Dr. Yameen will be testing these promising applications and optimizing them in the hands of actual opioid-using patients in early 2017.
1. Dr. Clyde Matava, MB ChB, MMed, FRCPC, MHSc Translational Research (TR) Candidate