William Basco

Professor of Pediatrics | MUSC

William Basco

Professor of Pediatrics | MUSC
843-876-8512
bascob@musc.edu

Biography

I have a sustained history of health services research and funding. Since 2006, my research has focused on pediatric prescribing errors, receiving funding from AHRQ for pediatric medication errors (as PI) and HRSA (as Co-I) for opioid prescribing. I currently collaborate with investigators in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Clemson University and in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at MUSC to evaluate opioid prescribing to children in South Carolina through projects funded by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the South Carolina Medicaid program. I am the site-PI for an AHRQ-sponsored multisite project (Rita Mangione-Smith-PI) to improve the quality of care for hospitalized children as they transition to outpatient status. I serve as the site PI on an industry-sponsored evaluation for why adolescents received OxyContin. In October 2018, I served as a visiting research professor at the University of Oklahoma because of my expertise in pediatric opioid prescribing. I have extensive experience utilizing administrative data to evaluate important research questions, publishing more than 20 research manuscripts that utilized administrative data. My experience as an established clinical researcher with expertise using administrative data to evaluate prescribing and outcomes will help insure the success of this project.

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