To identify the training needs of prescribers for prevention and intervention efforts to address the problem of Unintentional Prescription Drug Poisoning, a web-based survey was created and administered in September, 2010. The survey was publicized to the Dayton area health care providers (largely physicians and dentists) via postcards, Medical and Dental Societies, and list-serves. The survey contained 17 questions and took about 5 minutes to complete. A total of 130 people completed the on-line survey. As seen from the Figure 1, the majority of respondents were physicians, and about 70% were male. More than 80% reported prescribing opioids at their practice. About 10% did not prescribe any controlled substances, and they were excluded from responding to some of the questions, as indicated below.
(2010). Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion: Results of a Survey of Physicians & Dentists. .