Physicians' perceptions of doctor shopping in West Virginia.

  title={Physicians' perceptions of doctor shopping in West Virginia.},
  author={Elinor Shaffer and Alvin Howard Moss},
  journal={The West Virginia medical journal},
  volume={106 4 Spec No},
Prescription drug abuse and diversion continue to be serious problems in West Virginia and nationwide. Doctor shopping (visiting multiple doctors in a short time frame with the intent to deceive them to obtain controlled substances) is illegal and one way that patients gain access to prescription drugs. We surveyed West Virginia physicians in emergency medicine, family medicine, and internal medicine to determine their experience with and attitudes toward doctor shopping, and to assess… CONTINUE READING