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This study aimed to determine to what extent patient, pharmacist, and medication related characteristics and prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) alerts influence decisions to dispense opioids and take other action.
These findings suggest PDMP alerts are a greater driver of decisions to dispense opioids and take other actions, compared with other known clinical risk factors.
Pharmacists completed an online factorial experiment, comprising six randomly generated vignettes, describing a hypothetical pharmacy patient. 241 pharmacists were included in the analysis (n = 1353 vignettes).