The Doctor’s Advocate | Fourth Quarter 2013
Excessive or inappropriate use of opiates in the treatment of pain is a major national problem in the delivery of healthcare.
Our new on-demand continuing medical education (CME) activity, Risks and Complications of Opiates, will help you prevent adverse outcomes while you earn CME credit. For complete details on all of our education and CME programs, go to www.thedoctors.com/cme.
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The guidelines suggested in this newsletter are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful outcome. They attempt to define principles of practice for providing appropriate care. The principles are not inclusive of all proper methods of care nor exclusive of other methods reasonably directed at obtaining the same results.
The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each healthcare provider considering the circumstances of the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.
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