An article published in the April 11 Journal of the American Medical Association emphasizes something that Rogers Memorial Hospital has been practicing: Great patient care has a direct correlation to great treatment outcomes.
The article also takes note of the unintendend consequences that some aspects of patient-centered care have on addictions treatment.
Authored by Michael M. Miller, MD, FASAM, FAPA, the medical director of the Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital, the editorial article agrees that patient-centered care, like that practiced at treatment centers like Rogers Memorial Hospital, ultimately improves outcomes.
However, the article goes on to warn that organizations must take great care not to jump blindly into the use of prescription pain killers as a way of managing patient satisfaction scores.
Although opioid management for severe acute pain is often beneficial, the effectiveness of long-term opioids for chronic non-cancer-related pain is controversial and may have significant negative effects on individuals and society.
You can read the first 150 words of the article for free online at the Journal of American Medical Association’s website.
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