Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life. Four out of the ten leading causes of disability in the United States are mental disorders. Neuropsychiatric disorders, which include mental illness and substance use disorders, are more significant contributors to the disease burden worldwide than heart disease or cancer. Patients that have prior benzodiazepine use, prior opioid use, or have a personality disorder and chronic pain were associated with a higher percentage of prescription drug misuse. According to the study on global mental health, the rate of substance abuse among new patients presenting to an outpatient psychiatry clinic emphasizes the need for careful pre-prescribing and monitoring of controlled prescription drugs. The utilization of a drug monitoring program has been recommended in order to reduce the number of patients who misuse prescription drugs.
RHB LABORATORIES OFFER
» Easy way to monitor compliance and controlling drug abuse while you focus on quality care
» Repetitive accuracy and precision with urine and oral fluid drug testing on over 50 drug of abuse. A team of highly qualified personnel has validated our methodology to produce accurate results. Our protocol for extensive data review ensures repetitive precision and dependable data that you can count on.
» The state of the art (UP-LC/MS) technology used for monitoring drug compounds tested to the lowest detection levels.
» Validity markers
» Customize your testing panel based on your needs.
» Two-page summary reports to track and compare patient compliance and/or patterns of drug misuse/abuse in your office.
» Customized reports provided to you within 24-48 hours after receiving sample, Easily accessible via HIPPA compliant Web Portal, Email, and Fax.
» One of the fastest turn-around-times in the industry.
RHB Laboratories staff strives to lower the risk of prescription drug abuse in your practice. We give physicians an opportunity to speak to or have a scheduled in service by our highly trained customer service and science team to mitigate all your concerns and ask any first hand questions that you may have regarding your practice management, and guide your practice in the direction most beneficial to you.