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Inappropriate opioid dosing and prescribing for children: an unintended consequence of the clinical pain score?

Voepel-Lewis T, Malviya S, Tait AR. Inappropriate Opioid Dosing and Prescribing for Children: An Unintended Consequence of the Clinical Pain Score? JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(1):5-6. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.2839.

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December 7, 2016
Voepel-Lewis T, Malviya S, Tait AR. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(1):5-6.

Opioid prescribing is gaining attention as a high-risk activity in both general and pediatric care. This commentary explains how well-intentioned efforts to manage pain in children might have unintentionally contributed to the opioid epidemic. The authors suggest that policy approaches may help address the problem at the system level.

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Voepel-Lewis T, Malviya S, Tait AR. Inappropriate Opioid Dosing and Prescribing for Children: An Unintended Consequence of the Clinical Pain Score? JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(1):5-6. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.2839.