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NCJ Number: 251159 Find in a Library
Title: Calculating Daily Morphine Milligram Equivalents (Technical Assistance Guide No. 01-13)
Corporate Author: Brandeis University
Florence Heller Graduate School of Social Welfare
United States of America
Date Published: September 2017
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02154
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2010-DG-BX-K088
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 (Programmed); Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) instructs grantees under the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in fulfilling the performance requirement of calculating daily morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs) for opioid painkillers for 3-month and 6-month reporting periods, so as to better identify and quantify individuals at-risk for the misuse of such drugs.
Abstract: Evidence suggests that a patient who receives more than 100mg MMEs is nine times more likely to overdose, with 12 percent of those resulting in death. Identifying at-risk patients is a first step in improving patient safety and increasing prescriber awareness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed and made available an opioid guideline app, which is designed to assist providers in applying the recommendations of CDC’s Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain into clinical practice. This TAG contains relevant definitions, an MME conversion formula, an Excel data file for oral MMEs, a statistical analysis system (SAS) merging program, and a SAS data file for oral MMEs.
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Drug overdose; Opioids; Prescription drugs
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