Emergency physicians use EHRs, PMPs to help drug-seekers
from HealthLeaders Media
Physicians encountering patients seeking oxycodone and other pain medications in the emergency department are using electronic medical records and prescription monitoring programs to identify doctor-shopping patients and to get them help. Physicians have long tried to deal with the doctor-shopping phenomenon, often linked to patients seeking opioid analgesics, including morphine, oxycodone and methadone, drugs associated with abuse.
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