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kesav

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When ever we are coding with ED Dept pt came with bilateral Knee pain from 3 days physician ordered Knee Xray and given Acetaminophen with codeine P.o in Ed and placed Knee immobilizer to Rt knee and Given Rx Acetaminophen with codeine . Can i consider P.o as controlled Substance please suggest me the level of risk??
 

thomas7331

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No, controlled substances on the table of risk are only mentioned when administered by pareneteral route. PO drugs are not parenteral. I would probably classify this as moderate risk given that you could consider it an exacerbated condition and that it was treated with a prescription drug.
 
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