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Medical Education Metrics Definitions

Medical Education Metrics (MEMS) 2.0 provides a standard XML format for CE outcomes data, including data related to FDA ER/LA Opioid Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (ER/LA Opioid REMS) Education. One key component of evaluating the reach of ER/LA opioid REMS is evaluating the number of learners by category. One particularly important category is the number of prescribers sucessfully completing compliant education.

MEMS 2.0 uses the following definitions.

FDA ER/LA Opioid REMS defined: ER/LA_opioid_prescriber

An individual clinician who is registered with the DEA to prescribe Schedule 2 and/or 3 controlled substances and has written at least one ER/LA opioid script in the past year.  

FDA ER/LA Opioid REMS defined: successfully_completing

Completing all components of an educational activity and meeting the education provider's criteria for passing. Components of an educational activity include instruction, assessment of learning, and potentially evaluation.

FDA ER/LA Opioid REMS defined: prescribers_successfully_completing

FDA REMS defined ER/LA opioid prescribers that have completed all components of an educational activity and met the education provider's criteria for passing. Components of an educational activity include instruction, assessment of learning, and potentially evaluation.

practice_type

A description of the clinician's practice by broad category. For example, primary care. For a vocabulary of practice types related to the evaluation of pain management, see the Medical Education Metrics Vocabularies.

schedule_2_or_3_registered_clinician

An individual clinician who is registered with the DEA to prescribe Schedule 2 and/or 3 controlled substances.

schedule_2_or_3_registered_clinicians_successfully_completing

Schedule 2 or 3 registered clinicians that have completed all components of an educational activity and met the education provider's criteria for passing. Components of an educational activity include instruction, assessment of learning, and potentially evaluation.