This page describes the Overdose Risk Score (ORS) and how to access documentation related to it.
- What is the Overdose Risk Score (ORS)?
- How is the ORS Calculated?
- What If the ORS Is Incorrect?
What is the Overdose Risk Score (ORS)?
The Overdose Risk Score is a predictive score for unintentional overdose death. It often correlates with the Narx Scores, but not always.
When differences exist, it is often because Overdose Risk Scores increase when patients go from a period of high usage to a period of lower usage, whereas Narx Scores typically decrease in this same situation.
The ORS is intended to eventually provide a holistic estimate of overdose risk. Currently, the risk assessment does not incorporate any data other than PDMP usage.
How is the ORS Calculated?
Information on how the ORS is calculated can be viewed by clicking the "Explain this score" link, under the Overdose Risk Score on a patient report.
More information is available in the NarxCare User Guide.
The User Guide is located in your state PMP AWARxE portal by clicking "Menu" and then clicking on "Aware/NarxCare User Guide", under the "Training" section.
What If the ORS Is Incorrect?
If you believe the ORS to be incorrect, please open a support ticket for assistance.