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NCJ Number: 251157 Find in a Library
Title: Prescriber Report Cards
Corporate Author: Brandeis University
Florence Heller Graduate School of Social Welfare
United States of America
Date Published: February 2017
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02154
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2014-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: Instructional Material; Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide provides information on existing drug prescriber “report card” programs administered by State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), presents examples of such reports and the data they include, and proposes a model report card.
Abstract: The prescriber report card is a new type of report that is emerging among State PDMPs. A typical report card contains a summary of a healthcare provider’s personal prescribing history and her/his ranking compared to the “average” prescriber of the same medical specialty. A summary or graphical representation of the prescriber‘s prescribing history is also included in the report card. The report card may also contain a summary description of patient prescription records, risk status, and other clinically relevant information. The use of these report cards is promoted in this guide as “a promising practice that not only provides an opportunity for self-examination of a prescriber’s practice as it pertains to their prescribing of controlled substances, but also provides a more efficient method for reviewing patient prescription histories and associated risk.” Depending on the particular PDMP, a report card may be a solicited report requested by the prescriber or sent as an unsolicited report to a prescriber. This technical assistance guide (TAG) presents examples of both types. The information for this guide was compiled from interviews with the PDMP administrators from three States (Arizona, Kentucky, and Ohio). In addition, four physicians were consulted to obtain a prescriber’s perspective on the utility of the report card system and what elements should be considered for a model report card. Appended listing of prescriber specialty groups and sample report cards from each of the three States.
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement training
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Physicians role in crime prevention; Prescription drugs; Prescription fraud; Private sector civic involvement; Private sector-government cooperation
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