skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 251155 Find in a Library
Title: PDMP Suggested Practices To Ensure Pharmacy Compliance and Improve Data Integrity
Corporate Author: Brandeis University
Florence Heller Graduate School of Social Welfare
United States of America
Date Published: April 2015
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02154
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2011-PM-BX-K001
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Administration/Management Material; Instructional Material; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) provided by the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) identifies the areas where prescription data errors may occur, some procedures PDMPs use to detect those errors, and steps for ensuring that erroneous data are corrected.
Abstract: This TAG also provides suggestions for prescribers, dispensers, and other stakeholders to consider in preventing data errors from occurring. The three major sections address data submission compliance, data quality, and error remediation. The section on data submission compliance identifies causes for dispensers’ failure to submit data and recommends practices that maximize compliance. The section on data quality focuses on how unintentional data errors occur in the process of prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance prescription. The most common prescription errors are explained, along with checks to identify those errors and actions that stakeholders can take to reduce their incidence. The third section, which addresses error remediation, notes that PDMPs are responsible for having in place a system that identifies errors, informs dispensers of the errors, and monitors the correction of errors. Promising practices in the error notification process and tracking of error corrections are described, and methods are suggested for improving efficiency within these processes.
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Data integrity; Drug law enforcement training; Pharmacy services; Prescription drugs
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.