Interventions for the reduction of prescribed opioid use in chronic non-cancer pain
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, September 2013
Windmill, Jude, Fisher, Emma, Eccleston, Christopher, Derry, Sheena, Stannard, Cathy, Knaggs, Roger, Moore, R Andrew
Patients with chronic non-cancer pain who are prescribed and are taking opioids can have a history of long term high dose opioid use without effective pain relief. In those without good pain relief, reduction of prescribed opioid dose may be the desired and shared goal of both patient and clinician. Simple unsupervised reduction of opioid use is clinically challenging, and very difficult to achieve and maintain.
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