Benefits of Effective Lab Guided Medication Management:


  • Patient compliance documentation
  • Increase speed of recovery
  • Greater patient satisfaction
  • Reduced length of stay and overall hospital costs
  • Inhibit medication dependency
  • Improve quality of life
  • Create a more thorough care plan
  • Limit medical liability


Barriers to Effective Pain Management:

There are no specified standards to score, measure and treat pain. Further, it is difficult to accurately diagnose and treat pain patients without interdisciplinary communication and lab documentation. Often times the limited communication between pharmacies and practitioners can make it more complicated to track and/or identify drug seekers and/or physician shoppers. Various reasons contribute to these barriers including:


  • Belief that pain is normal after surgery
  • Under or over-estimation of the patient’s pain
  • Concerns that pain relief will mask the need for a surgery diagnosis or complications
  • Lack of regular and frequent assessments of pain and any pain relieving measures