Review PDMP for Newly Admitted Patients
You'll see more push to use prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs)...to combat the public health epidemic of opioid abuse.
Organizations such as Am Med Assoc, ASHP, Society of Hospital Medicine, etc, are speaking up about the importance of PDMPs...to decrease opioid abuse while also ensuring patients with pain get the care they need.
PDMPs are now in all states EXCEPT Missouri...and more than 30 share data. Many require prescribers to check BEFORE writing a controlled med Rx.