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Study protocol for evaluating Six Building Blocks for opioid management implementation in primary care practices

Sarah Shoemaker-Hunt, PhD, PharmD, Abt Global; Leigh Evans, PhD, Abt Global; Holly Swan, PhD, Abt Global; Olivia Bacon, Abt Global; Brooke Ike, MPH, University of Washington; Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, MPH, University of Washington; Michael L. Parchman, MD, MPH, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.


February 26, 2020

The Six Building Blocks (6BBs) is a program to help primary care practices improve patient management for long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain. This mixed-method study seeks to assess practices’ use of the 6BBs implementation guide and the effectiveness of 6BBs implementation on opioid management care processes. Data collection is guided by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research, Proctor’s taxonomy of implementation outcomes, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.