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August 2, 2000

Reporting Drug Abuse in the Emergency Department

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor


Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000

JAMA. 2000;284(5):564. doi:10.1001/jama.284.5.561

To the Editor: Mr Joranson and colleagues1 discussed the uses and limitations of emergency department data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN). Recognizing these limitations, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) convened a panel of outside experts to consider the utility of DAWN and whether changes in the health care delivery system, particularly the growth of managed care, have affected the drug abuse cases that are treated in emergency departments. The panel recommended that SAMHSA update its procedures.

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