Utilize ADC Transaction Data to Detect Diversion
October 2017 - Vol. 14 No. 10 - Page #10

A common belief among health care workers is that diversion “could not happen at this facility” because the staff knows and trusts one another. The same reason is often given for signing off as a witness to waste that was not actually witnessed: “I trust her; she would never divert.” On occasion, a pharmacist will state that their institution is one of the lucky ones, where diversion is not a problem. Facilities that have identified minimal diversion in the past may develop a false sense of security, and thus have negligible ongoing surveillance. Likewise, in states where surveillance requirements for health care facilities are outlined in state regulations, organizations may conclude that if they simply meet the baseline requirements, they are doing enough.

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