Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Drug Seeking Behavior: Identifying and Managing Patients

Author: Wendy Perdomo, MS-4
Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)

The most common reason patients visit the emergency department (ED) is due to pain of which represents 75% of complaints in the ED, and the third most common health care
problem.[1] Of these visits to the ED, about 20% of these patients are categorized as “drug-seeking,” which is defined as