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Author McAllister, Matthew W. ♦ Aaronson, Patrick ♦ Spillane, Joe ♦ Schreiber, Mark ♦ Baroso, Genelyn ♦ Kraemer, Dale ♦ Smotherman, Carmen ♦ Gray-Eurom, Kelly
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Elsevier
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Social problems & services; associations ♦ Social welfare problems & services ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics ♦ Diseases ♦ Manufacture for specific uses ♦ Precision instruments & other devices
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Pharmaceutical Preparations ♦ Chemicals and Drugs ♦ Diagnosis ♦ Therapeutics ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Persons ♦ Persons ♦ Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services ♦ Health Care ♦ Geographic Locations ♦ Geographic Locations
Subject Keyword Discipline Emergency ♦ Discipline Medicine ♦ Controlled Substances ♦ Administration & Dosage ♦ Drug Monitoring ♦ Emergency Service, Hospital ♦ Organization & Administration ♦ Pain Management ♦ Methods ♦ Physician's Practice Patterns ♦ Statistics & Numerical Data ♦ Adolescent ♦ Adult ♦ Aged ♦ Aged, 80 And Over ♦ Female ♦ Florida ♦ Humans ♦ Male ♦ Middle Aged ♦ Journal Article
Abstract OBJECTIVE: In 2009, Florida initiated a statewide prescription drug-monitoring program (PDMP) to encourage safer prescribing of controlled substances and reduce drug abuse and diversion. Data supporting the utility of such programs in the emergency department (ED) is scarce. This study sought to determine the effect of PDMP data on controlled substance prescribing from the ED. METHODS: In this pre-post study utilizing a historical control, pharmacists in the ED provided prescribers with a summary of the PDMP data for their patients. The number of controlled substances prescribed in the intervention group was compared with that prescribed in the historical control to determine if the intervention resulted in a change in the average number of controlled substance prescribed. RESULTS: Among the 710 patients evaluated, providing prescribers with PDMP data did not alter the average number of controlled substance per patient prescribed (0.23 controlled substances per patient in the historical control compared with 0.28 controlled substances per patient in the intervention group; 95% confidence interval [CI], -0.016 to 0.116; P = .125). All prescribers surveyed indicated that having PDMP data altered their controlled substance prescribing and felt more comfortable prescribing controlled substances. CONCLUSIONS: Although the results did not demonstrate a change in the average number of controlled substances prescribed when prescribers were provided with PDMP data, results from the survey indicate that prescribers felt the data altered their prescribing of controlled substances, and thus were more contented prescribing controlled substances.
Spatial Coverage Florida
Description Author Affiliation: McAllister MW ( Department of Pharmacy, University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville, 655 West 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Electronic address: Matthew.McAllister@ColumbusRegional.com.); Aaronson P ( Department of Pharmacy, University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville, 655 West 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209.); Spillane J ( Department of Pharmacy, University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville, 655 West 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209.); Schreiber M ( Department of Pharmacy, University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville, 655 West 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209.); Baroso G ( Department of Pharmacy, University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville, 655 West 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209.); Kraemer D ( Center for Health Equity and Quality Research, 655 West 8th Street, Tower 2, 6th floor, Suite 6015, Jacksonville, FL 32209.); Smotherman C ( Center for Health Equity and Quality Research, 655 West 8th Street, Tower 2, 6th floor, Suite 6015, Jacksonville, FL 32209.); Gray-Eurom K ( Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville, 655 West 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209.)
ISSN 07356757
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-06-01
Publisher Place United States
e-ISSN 15328171
Journal The American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume Number 33
Issue Number 6


Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus