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Patient-Centered Prescription Opioid Tapering in Community Outpatients with Chronic Pain

Source: JAMA Internal Medicine
Beth D. Darnall, PhD; Maisa S. Ziadni, PhD; Richard L. Stieg, MD, MPH; Ian G. Mackey; Ming-Chih Kao, PhD, MD; Pamela Flood, MD, PhD
Abstract: The risks associated with prescription opioids are well described.1,2 Although reducing opioid use is a national priority, existing opioid tapering models use costly interdisciplinary teams that are largely inaccessible to patients and their physicians.3,4 Patients and physicians need solutions to successfully reduce long-term prescription opioid dosages in settings without behavioral services. We conducted a study of voluntary, patient-centered opioid tapering in outpatients with chronic pain without behavioral treatment.

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