Mitchel L. Galishoff, MD
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Galishoff M.; Follow-up to Nonfatal Opioid Overdoses. Ann Intern Med. 2016;165:378. doi: 10.7326/L16-0111
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2016;165(5):378.
TO THE EDITOR:
I would like to comment on Gregg's editorial (1) about prescription of opioids after an overdose (2). It is indeed ironic that, in an age of electronic health records and modern technology, simple communication of vital information is deficient. There was a time when we called one another and ensured that this information was passed on. This problem seems to require a simple solution of changing the system such that the prescribing physician is personally contacted and a formal transfer of care achieved.
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