HSS understands that pain is a factor in many of the conditions we treat and in some of the care we provide our patients to help them get back to what they need and love to do. Prudent and careful management of pain is among the most important responsibilities of any healthcare provider.
As the world leader in orthopedic and rheumatologic healthcare, education and research, HSS has implemented an across-the-board strategy of opioid stewardship to combat the national opioid health crisis. From research and professional training to patient care, our commitment is to:
HSS has a responsibility to our patients, their families and the public to help prevent opioid dependency and addiction. Our comprehensive efforts toward this goal include: