Still not having fun?
I'm not in trouble. It was just a letter alerting me that one of my charming patients has been bouncing from hospital to hospital, and I was one of FIVE people who sent him home with a prescription for narcotics in a period of a few weeks. However, I do not appreciate having made the Narcotics Division's list.
Being in Emergency Medicine, there is no continuity of care. We have computerized records, so I am able to look up a particular patient's recent visits and hopefully someone documented what scripts they sent them home with. Unfortunately, there's no city-wide list, so other than reviewing our own records I don't have any way to prevent this from happening again. The best I can do is stick to supplying only a few days of meds at a time and referring people back to their regular doctor. Argh.