Think Opioid Abuse Isn't Affecting Your Company? Think Again.

posted by Faith Dorn on Thursday, September 21st, 2017

opioid abuse

Opioid abuse is one of the fastest growing forms of substance abuse in the U.S. and Iowa. In 2016, opioid drug overdoses claimed 78 U.S. lives daily. When an employee gets injured on the job, understanding their medical diagnosis will help you prevent possible opioid abuse, which can help companies reduce growing workers’ compensation loss costs.

Types of Prescription Opioids:

  • Morphine
  • Codeine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Oxycodone
  • Fentanyl
  • Meridine

If an employee injury resulted in chronic pain, they will most likely be prescribed an opioid painkiller by their doctor.

The Early Severity Predictor model from Travelers Insurance helps identify and predict injured employees that are at a higher risk of developing chronic pain.

Learn how some businesses have saved up to 50 percent of total savings on workers’ compensation claims that involve chronic pain by using the Early Severity Predictor tool here