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Improving adherence to long-term opioid therapy guidelines to reduce opioid misuse in primary care: a cluster-randomized trial.

Bauer SR, Katz MH. Going Beyond Guideline-Concordant Opioid Therapy to Improve Patient Safety. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(9). doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3030.

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July 26, 2017
Bauer SR, Katz MH. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177.

Adherence to prescribing guidelines may help mitigate misuse of prescription opioids. In this cluster-randomized trial, researchers found that a multicomponent intervention targeting primary care providers improved adherence to opioid prescribing guidelines. An accompanying editorial highlights challenges associated with chronic pain management and suggests directions for further research.

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Bauer SR, Katz MH. Going Beyond Guideline-Concordant Opioid Therapy to Improve Patient Safety. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(9). doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3030.