Doctors Push Back Against Initiative Aimed At Identifying Providers Who Are Overprescribing Opioids
The Medical Board of California has been using death certificates in fatal overdose cases as a starting point to find clinicians who may be guilty of overprescribing, but providers say the scare tactic will only discourage quality patient care.
Provider Groups Hit Back At California's Death Certificate Project
Leaders in organized medicine in California and nationally are expressing horror over the state medical board's "Death Certificate Project." "This is terrifying," said Barbara McAneny, MD, president of the American Medical Association and an Albuquerque, N.M., oncologist. It "will only discourage doctors from taking care of patients with pain." (Clark, 9/12)