Goldfinch Health Journal


Preparing for Surgery When You Have a History of Opioid Use Disorder Can Be Challenging; Here’s What You Need to Know

Every patient approaching surgery should be concerned about persistent opioid use, Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), addiction, and leftover prescription medications. One group should have grave concerns—those patients who have a history of Substance Use Disorder (SUD). The Opioid Crisis has now raged on for over two decades. As a result, it is estimated over 20…

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Goldfinch Surgery Quality Analysis

Surgery Quality Analysis & Blind Spots

Lowering healthcare costs while increasing surgery quality? Sounds impossible. But with the right insight into surgery quality and action, it’s entirely possible. To get your no-cost assessment, contact Goldfinch Health today! When it comes to providing the best in medical benefits, it’s easy to have blind spots to where those services could be improved. We…

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employee benefit strategies

Opioids, Women & Employee Benefit Strategies

You won’t find the face of the opioid crisis in an unemployed 28 year-old man; it’s an employed and insured 52 year-old woman. And that can be helped with the right employee benefit strategies. How Much Is Outdated Surgery Costing Your Company? Find out now.  That means employers could bring an end to this era.…

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Opioids: The dangers of re-exposure and how we can be part of the solution

Meet Brett. Heavily involved in high school sports, a shoulder injury led to surgery. And that, as it does for millions of patients each year, led to a prescription for opioids to manage the pain. With that decision, the script changed. But not immediately. Brett recovered and moved on with his life, which included a…

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Patients Who Manage Post-Surgery Pain Best Know This

Patients Who Manage Post-Surgery Pain Best Know This If you’ve spent any time in the aisles of your local pharmacy, you know there are A LOT of non-prescription medications available. Hundreds of options exist for cough, cold, allergies, pain and other conditions. And, for the most part, that is a really good thing. Easier access—no…

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The Most Important Part of the Opioid Crisis Isn’t What’s Happened; It’s What Happens Next

The Most Important Part of the Opioid Crisis Isn’t What’s Already Happened; It’s What Happens Next Updates about the Opioid Crisis in America have dominated news reports in recent years, and especially in recent weeks. The final week of August 2019 brought two ground-shaking turns in the decade-long story: An Oklahoma judge ruled Johnson & Johnson,…

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The Role of Employers in the Opioid Epidemic

Lake Wobegon and the Role of Employers in the Opioid Epidemic  Garrison Keillor of A Prairie Home Companion made famous a quaint place known as Lake Wobegon. In this fictional town it was claimed “all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average”.  Recently, what’s come to…

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