Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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The results of the March “Flash Survey” of the membership regarding the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) are in.

88 physicians (6.61% of members who received the survey 
through email) responded with the following results:

-84 percent of the respondents hold an active Delaware Controlled Substance Registration.

- 62.65% of those physicians have queried the PMP prior to prescribing a controlled substance to a patient.

·67.31% of those who queried the PMP have changed a prescription based on the information in the PMP on at least one occasion.

The following reasons were cited by physicians who have not queried patients in the PMP:

-20% - The information obtained from the PMP would not change my treatment of the patient.

-16.67% - I do not know how to query the PMP.

-6.67% - I do not feel it would be useful.

-56.67% - Other, including:

-Not prescribing controlled substances.

-Only prescribing controlled substances for use during medical procedures.

- Using other databases to access patient history information.

-Having no suspicious patients.



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(deadline June 30, 2015)
Office of Controlled Substance Mandatory One-Hour Controlled Substances Course

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