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Journal Article

Balancing patient-centered and safe pain care for nonsurgical inpatients: clinical and managerial perspectives.

Mazurenko O, Andraka-Christou BT, Bair MJ, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2019;45:241-248.

This interview study examined perspectives from nurses, physicians, and administrators about balancing adequacy of pain management with risks of opioid medications. Key strategies for minimizing opioid use included offering alternatives to opioids, setting feasible expectations for pain management, and using a team approach.