Drug overdose

Fatal patient overdose letter reducing opioid prescription

Fatal patient overdose letter reducing opioid prescription

In January 2017, at the height of the opioid crisis, nearly 400 California clinicians received “Dear Doctor” letters from the San Diego County medical examiner informing them that a patient for whom they had prescribed an opioid or another controlled substance had died of an overdose. Doctor Jason Doctor The goal of the letter-writing campaign …

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Early mental health services linked to reduced reincarceration

Early mental health services linked to reduced reincarceration

Access to mental health services soon after release from prison is associated with a reduced risk of reincarceration, the data shows. In a British Columbia cohort study of more than 1,000 people released from prison, access to mental health services was associated with a 39% lower risk of reincarceration over an average follow-up period of …

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