Risk Scoring in the PDMP to Identify At-Risk Patients
Kristine Whalen, PhD MPH and Katrina Sitkovits | August 2020
Prescription opioids are involved in nearly 15,000 overdose deaths each year. At the point of care, do lengthy patient prescription history data provided via your state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) make it difficult to quickly identify patient risk for controlled substance abuse, misuse, or overdose?
In this whitepaper, Appriss Health’s data scientists discuss how substance use disorder prevention and management platforms such as NarxCare are using scores and alerts to distill PDMP data into a more easily interpreted visual format – ultimately leading to more informed clinical decisions that improve public health outcomes.