How PDMPs Assist in Patient Care
Patients and physicians commonly believe that opioids are the best solution for pain relief, but this is not always the most beneficial treatment plan when considering the high risk of over-prescribing and the current opioid epidemic. That is why a PDMP (prescription drug monitoring program) is essential when monitoring a patient’s history with opioid prescriptions.
Setting the Record Straight on Chronic Pain Management by Dr. Antonia Chen, shows that oftentimes, it’s impractical to keep using one treatment option, such as the prescription of opioids, because it may not continue to work. The article further explores:
- The benefits of PDMPs
- Chronic pain treatment algorithm
- Alternative pain management solutions, such as COOLIEF* cooled RF
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