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Opioid pain medications carry high risk for adverse drug events, and opioid misuse is a growing patient safety concern. This guideline provides recommendations to augment safe prescribing of these high-risk medications for patients with chronic noncancer pain.
Automatable algorithms to identify nonmedical opioid use using electronic data: a systematic review.
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A contemporary medicolegal analysis of outpatient medication management in chronic pain.
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Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic.
Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association; 2017.
Opioid abuse and poisoning: trends in inpatient and emergency department discharges.
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Wide variation and overprescription of opioids after elective surgery.
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Opioid addiction is the biggest drug epidemic in U.S. history. How'd we get here?
William Brangham. PBS News Hour. September 29, 2017.
Defining optimal length of opioid pain medication prescription after common surgical procedures.
Scully RE, Schoenfeld AJ, Jiang W, et al. JAMA Surg. 2017 Sep 27; [Epub ahead of print].
Opioid prescribing for opioid-naive patients in emergency departments and other settings: characteristics of prescriptions and association with long-term use.
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What can physicians do to help curb the opioid crisis?
Bendix J. Med Econ. September 25, 2017.
First, Do No Harm: Marshaling Clinician Leadership to Counter the Opioid Epidemic.
Adams SM, Blanco C, Chaudhry HJ, et al. Washington, DC: National Academy of Medicine; 2017.
Pain assessment and management standards for hospitals.
R3 Report. 2017 Aug 29;11:1-7.
Prescription opioid analgesics commonly unused after surgery: a systematic review.
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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Is There a Role for Physician Education?
Schnell M, Currie J. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research; August 2017. Working Paper No. 23645.
Prescription opioid use, misuse, and use disorders in U.S. adults: 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
Han B, Compton WM, Blanco C, Crane E, Lee J, Jones CM. Ann Intern Med. 2017;167:293-301.
Improving adherence to long-term opioid therapy guidelines to reduce opioid misuse in primary care: a cluster-randomized trial.
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Patient outcomes in dose reduction or discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy: a systematic review.
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Opioids in Medicare Part D: Concerns About Extreme Use and Questionable Prescribing.
Office of the Inspector General. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; July 2017. Report No. OEI-02-17-00250.
Safer and more appropriate opioid prescribing: a large healthcare system's comprehensive approach.
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Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use.
Bonnie RJ, Ford MA, Pillips JK, eds. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2017.
Vital signs: changes in opioid prescribing in the United States, 2006–2015.
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The opioid epidemic: what can surgeons do about it?
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Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: Evolution and Evidence.
Weiner J, Bao Y, Meisel Z. LDI/CHERISH Issue Brief. June 2017.
Postoperative opioid prescribing and the pain scores on Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey.
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