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What role does medical management play?

Medication errors may result in unpleasant or harmful side effects, decrease the medication's effectiveness, or even result in patient death. Thus, effective drug management services lower disease and death rates for safer and more dependable healthcare services.

What types of medical management are there?

There are three main categories of medical care:
  • Curative: the act of curing a patient of the disease. 
  • Palliative care is used to treat sickness symptoms. 
  • Preventative: designed to delay the beginning of a disease.

What is a care management plan?

A clinical management plan, which must be based on the patient's medical condition or conditions, treatment preferences, and recommendations from doctors, nurses, or other healthcare professionals, serves as the cornerstone of the patient's care after her initial admission and treatment by a healthcare provider.

What is standard medical management?

One such approach, Standard Medical Management (SMM), is rarely provided but is extremely simple to include in primary care practices. This module's objective is to equip participants with the skills necessary to conduct the evaluation and treatment portions of the first and future 15-minute SMM sessions.

Is it appropriate to treat addiction with medication?

According to research, using addiction drugs increases the likelihood of a successful, long-term recovery while also significantly reducing the risk of overdose and the recurrence of symptoms (also known as relapse). Drugs guard against overdosing and promote sustained healing.

What are the four types of medication?

  • The General Sales List of the Four Classes of Medicine (GSL) GSLs are a class of medication with few legal limitations.
  • Pharmacy drugs. Only behind the counter in a drugstore are medicines available for purchase.
  • Only available with a prescription.
  • Controlled substances

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This content is verified and moderated by Dr. Brendan Bickley

This content is verified and moderated by Dr. Brendan Bickley

Dr. Bickley graduated from U.C. Irvine with honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key International Honor Society, Cum Laude. He has been featured on national radio and print media. He is also a frequent lecturer at National Conferences. He holds an A.S. degree in Drug & Alcohol Studies, and two B.A. degrees in Criminology & Psychology, and masters and doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. He is a licensed California Drug & Alcohol Counselor Level II, a licensed Clinical Supervisor and is certified in treating Eating Disorders.

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