Narx Scores - what they mean.....

NarxCare Reports: NARX SCORES!

Today we are going to talk about NARX SCORES:

When I first saw this I went crazy - wow - a number that I can use and quote to help show that I did my homework.   The OVERDOSE RISK SCORE!  WOW!

We have 3 numbers for Scores as well as the Composite Overdose Risk Score:

I was fortunate to have Ken Cassell of Appriss give us some insight into these Narx Scores  at the 2018 April VOMA convention in Williamsburg, VA.  
Ken indicated that these scores are EVOLVING  - that is true, we have only 2 - 3 years of data that is being analyzed since states moved to Appriss platform.  
The scores are rated based on historical prescription records over the past 2 years.  Generally as a ballpark figure, any score less than 500 is less worrysome than a score greater than 500. 
The Narcotic, Sedative and Stimulant scores are rated on prescription data in the record.

BUT THE OVERDOSE RISK SCORE is the overall number I want to use to help me make a better decision.
Bottom line - It is not that helpful yet.  BUT IT WILL BE!

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