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(Good Samaritan Law)
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  • StatPearls: Good Samaritan Laws [BOOK]
    StatPearls Publishing: Treasure Island (FL) West Brian B Michigan State/Ascension Genesys Varacallo Matthew M Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kentucky School of Medicine BOOK
  • The premise underlying the good Samaritan law traces its origin to the ancient biblical parable ultimately yielding the definition of a good Samaritan as an individual who intervenes to assist another individual without prior notion or responsibility or promise of compensation.[1]
  • In-Flight Medical Emergencies: A Review. [Review]
    JAMA 2018; 320(24):2580-2590Martin-Gill C, Doyle TJ, Yealy DM
  • CONCLUSIONS: In-flight medical emergencies most commonly involve near-syncope and gastrointestinal, respiratory, and cardiovascular symptoms. Health care professionals can assist during these emergencies as part of a collaborative team involving the flight crew and ground-based physicians.
  • The Impact of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs on U.S. Opioid Prescriptions. [Journal Article]
    J Law Med Ethics 2018; 46(2):387-403Ayres I, Jalal A
  • This paper seeks to understand the treatment effect of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) on opioid prescription rates. Using county-level panel data on all opioid prescriptions in the U.S. between 2006 and 2015, we investigate whether state interventions like PDMPs have heterogeneous treatment effects at the sub-state level, based on regional and temporal variations in policy design, …
  • Lay responder naloxone access and Good Samaritan law compliance: postcard survey results from 20 Indiana counties. [Journal Article]
    Harm Reduct J 2018; 15(1):18Watson DP, Ray B, … Duwve J
  • CONCLUSIONS: Knowing someone who has had a fatal or non-fatal overdose appears to be a strong motivating factor for obtaining naloxone. Clarifying and strengthening Good Samaritan protections, educating lay persons about these protections, and working to improve police interactions with the public when they are called to an overdose scene are likely to improve implementation and outcomes of naloxone distribution and opioid-related Good Samaritan laws.
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