The AMA recently reported that PDMP checks rose to 136m last year, and that’s a step in the right direction. But, using recent annual data, we had more than 900m patient encounters and over 4 billion prescriptions were filled. Even if we assume all 136m checks were by prescribers and not dispensers, this suggests only at most roughly 1 in 6 patients get checked. A patient’s controlled substance history contains important information and may be an early indicator of substance use disorder problems.
How often do you check?
David is Prescription Advisory’s Chief Marketing Officer. Software startups are his passion.
He also serves as the Director of Startup Grind Princeton and a mentor for the Princeton University eLab.