Zachary Marcum, PharmD, PhD

An analysis of the Lumbar Imaging with Reporting of Epidemiology (LIRE) cluster-randomized trial was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine this month, titled “Effects of Including Epidemiologic Data in Lumbar Spine Imaging Reports on Prescribing Non-Opioid Medications for Pain“.  This research was supported in part by the UW CLEAR Center and sought “to evaluate the effect of epidemiologic information in spine imaging reports on non-opioid pain medication prescribing for primary care patients with back pain”.

Congratulations to all authors!

Marcum, Z.A., Gold, L.S., James, K.T. et al. Effects of Including Epidemiologic Data in Lumbar Spine Imaging Reports on Prescribing Non-Opioid Medications for Pain. J GEN INTERN MED (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-021-06627-6