By Pat Sullivan, Contributing Editor
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap kicks off our visit to Denver for RIMS with the release of the results of a clinical study from Progressive Medical/PMSI, along with Millennium Laboratories that found that clinical interventions performed along with laboratory quantitative drug testing and monitoring reduced utilization of high risk medications in injured workers on chronic opioid therapy.
The study noted a decrease in all measures of utilization, driven primarily by opioids (a 32% decrease) and benzodiazepines (a 51% decrease), as well as a 26% reduction in total utilization of all medications, regardless of drug class.
Find out more (including a link to the the results poster!) by clicking here!
Stay tuned this week for our RIMS coverage, as we bring you our “4 For 14” interview series with industry leaders’ perspectives on significant developments for this year and the future!