Florida Hospital, Orlando Health create plan to treat pain patients in ERs
Tougher laws and new regulations targeting the state's pain clinics and rogue doctors are having an unintended consequence on Florida hospitals: More and more people are turning to the emergency room for painkillers, including prescription drug addicts. Emergency department doctors and nurses now find themselves treating hostile patients who are verbally and physically abusive. Some of those pill-seekers even make threats against hospital staff if they don't receive the drugs they want.
- CFO Exchange: Smartphones Poised to Disrupt Healthcare, Says Topol
- CNO on Hospital Redesign: 'You Can't Over-Communicate'
- How Digital Strategy Shapes Patient Engagement at Boston Children's Hospital
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
- Consumerism Drives Healthcare Branding, Rebranding Efforts
- PA Ranks See 'Phenomenal Growth,' Lack of Diversity
- Carondelet to Pay $35M to Settle Fraud Allegations
- 3 Traits Personality Assessments Can't Reveal
- Some Cancer Hospitals' Quality Data Will Soon Be Public
- CA Powers Up $80M HIE to 'Create Value in the Data'