The Prince Effect
Spotlight on the Opioid Epidemic

Source: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, 2000–2014.

The following are representative cases from the CHPSO database:

A patient requested a dose of an opioid. The nurse refused as she believed it was unnecessary. The patient became irate with the nurse and physically aggressive towards her. A code gray was called.


Can our hospital belong to more than one PSO?
C.S., from a Northern California hospital

Yes, your facility may join more than one PSO and there are benefits to being a part of multiple PSOs. Some provider groups within your facility may belong to a specific PSO such as pediatric anesthesiology PSO. Alignment between specific PSOs may be useful for quality improvement projects.