Search results for "Substance Abuse"

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The March issue is now online

The March issue of ACP Hospitalist is now online, with stories about substance abuse in physicians, a novel transitions-of-care program, and cardiac monitoring. ... Substance abuse in physicians is no more common than in the general public, but it can be
March 2012

Under the influence

Substance abuse isn't more common in physicians than in the general public, but it can be harder to spot. ... Dr. Guerrasio has raised substance abuse worries with a physician colleague twice in her career.
March 2012

Documenting adverse drug reactions and poisonings

Email your coding questions. If a patient is admitted for treatment or evaluation of a physical condition related to substance abuse or dependence, the physical condition is normally the principal diagnosis, ... Coders cannot report alcohol or substance
January 2010

Rates of substance abuse treatment remain low for opioid use disorders

with opioid abuse or dependence symptoms and to determine whether they received treatment for opioid use disorders in the prior 12 months. ... treatment limitations (such as visit limits) for mental health or substance use disorders were no more
October 2015

Letter from the Editor

Some of this issue's topics include substance abuse in doctors, improved transitions of care, and appropriate use of telemetry. ... Assistance is at hand. Most states run physician health programs, which help connect doctors to confidential treatment,
March 2012

New methadone safety clinical practice guideline released

Assessment results can be used to stratify patients based on their risk for substance abuse, drug interactions, and arrhythmias. ... Also, patients prescribed methadone for chronic pain who have risk factors for drug abuse should undergo urine drug
May 2014

Improve core measure compliance with electronic medical record tools

Courtesy of Dr. Schaefer. According to CMS guidelines, every hospitalized patient needs to be screened for cigarette smoking, alcohol or substance abuse, and influenza/pneumonia immunization. ... To improve compliance with these core measures, we created
November 2012

Hospitalizations, heart valve surgeries for drug-associated infective endocarditis increase

For instance, they should know that no evidence exists to support concerns around providing postdischarge outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy to people with a history of substance use, according to the editorialist. ... Initiating medical treatment
December 2018

Listening in lieu of lecturing

When Dr. Miller first described the concept in 1983 as a treatment for alcohol abuse, he didn't anticipate its adoption in health care, but it seems to be a good ... abuse. “It's interesting that the problems [of substance abuse treatment and medicine]
March 2008

8 health organizations, American Bar Association call for gun policies

Support improved access to mental health care, with caution against broadly including all persons with any mental or substance use disorder in a category of persons prohibited from purchasing firearms; and. ... mental or substance-abuse use disorders and
February 2015

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