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Pain Neurology

Abstract: Pain is often the initial complaint for which patients seek medical care presenting both a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to the primary care provider. The appreciation of pain is not merely the result of abnormal sensory stimulation causing an unpleasant sensation but rather a combination of the recognition of the somatic discomfort in association with an emotional response to that discomfort.

Chronic Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care: Factors and Perspectives

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Primary care clinicians write 45% of all opioid prescriptions in the United States, but little is known about the characteristics of patients who receive them and the clinicians who prescribe opioids in primary care settings. Our study aimed to describe the patient and clinician characteristics and clinicians’ perspectives of chronic opioid prescribing in primary care.
Pain Medicine Journal
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AAPM

American Academy of Pain Medicine