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Prescribing drugs of dependence in general practice
Part A - Clinical Governance Framework
Last revised: 01 Nov 2019
Key terms and definitions used throughout this guideline
Scheduling is a national classification system that controls how medicines and poisons are made available to the public
State and territory legislation and contacts
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There is a wide spectrum of drug misuse behaviours – many will not be obvious during the consultation.
Assessment of current drug and alcohol use
Most urinalysis procedures are carried out using gas chromatography in specialist laboratories and there is usually a delay in receiving a result
The RACGP convened a GP-led advisory group, drawing on GP members with expertise and experience in drugs of dependence, guideline development and clinical governance.
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