Many have hire, for-cause drug tests, but should you perform random testing?

January 2008
Same-Day Surgery;Jan2008, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
Most employers test for drug use at hire and for cause, but random drug testing remains controversial. • Marshfield (WI) Clinic performs random drug testing in departments deemed to be higher risk because they have narcotics, including ambulatory surgery and gastrointestinal surgery. • Tampa (FL) General Hospital doesn't perform random testing but uses an AccuDose-Rx system to monitor narcotic use. • A national survey on drug use from the Department of Health and Human Services determined that individuals whose employers do not have a drug testing program reported a nearly 50% higher incidence of illicit drug use, compared to those with drug testing programs.


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