How has having PAIN as a 5th Vital Sign served us?

Clinical healthcare professionals have a moral and professional responsibility to coordinate patients’ pain treatment and opioid-related problems. Their ability to successfully accomplish this mandate should be a regular priority during best practices discussions.

Are providers in a catch 22?

At least one provider alleges that quality patient care and organizational standards might be misaligned.

"In the lawsuit, Dr. Alpert alleges her resistance to prescribing unnecessary opioids created a high standard deviation in her patient scores, which in turn prevented her from gaining shareholder status three years in a row, according to the report."

To read more:

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/legal-regulatory-issues/physician-sues-kaiser-permanente-over-opioid-related-patient-satisfaction-scores.html

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READ: U.S. News and World Report| “Taking the Opioid Crisis Personally” https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2018-05-11/counselor-and-consultant-jamelia-hand-taking-the-opioid-crisis-personally

 

WATCH: H30 Art of Life Show (CAN Cable Access Network/Chicago)/ Reframing Opioid Addiction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z55wISYXdu8&feature=share

 

LISTEN: Medically Assisted Therapy for Addiction with Jamelia Hand | The Broken Brain 
https://www.acast.com/thebrokenbrain/medically-assisted-therapy-fo-addiction

LEARN: "Establishing a Buprenorphine Practice” https://www.mymeded.com/illinois-state-medical-society/content/establishing-buprenorphine-practice-what-you-need-know  

 

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