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To view the erratum, please click here. Haegerich, PhD; Roger Chou, MD1 View author affiliations View suggested citation and related materials Summary This guideline provides recommendations for primary care clinicians who are prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.
The guideline addresses 1 when to initiate or continue opioids for chronic pain; 2 opioid selection, dosage, duration, follow-up, and discontinuation; and 3 assessing risk and addressing harms of opioid use.
CDC developed the guideline using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation GRADE framework, and recommendations are made on the basis of a systematic review of the scientific evidence while considering benefits and harms, values and preferences, and resource allocation.
CDC obtained input from experts, stakeholders, the public, peer reviewers, and a federally chartered advisory committee.
It is important that patients receive appropriate pain treatment with careful consideration of the benefits and risks of treatment options. This guideline is intended to improve communication between clinicians and patients about the risks and benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain, improve the safety and effectiveness of pain treatment, and reduce the risks associated with long-term opioid therapy, including opioid use disorder, overdose, and death.
CDC has provided a checklist for prescribing opioids for chronic pain http: Introduction Background Opioids are commonly prescribed for pain. Inhealth care providers wrote million prescriptions for opioid pain medication, enough for every adult in the United States to have a bottle of pills 2.
Opioid prescriptions per capita increased 7.
Rates of opioid prescribing vary greatly across states in ways that cannot be explained by the underlying health status of the population, highlighting the lack of consensus among clinicians on how to use opioid pain medication 2.
Prevention, assessment, and treatment of chronic pain are challenges for health providers and systems. Pain might go unrecognized, and patients, particularly members of racial and ethnic minority groups, women, the elderly, persons with cognitive impairment, and those with cancer and at the end of life, can be at risk for inadequate pain treatment 4.
Patients can experience persistent pain that is not well controlled. There are clinical, psychological, and social consequences associated with chronic pain including limitations in complex activities, lost work productivity, reduced quality of life, and stigma, emphasizing the importance of appropriate and compassionate patient care 4.
Patients should receive appropriate pain treatment based on a careful consideration of the benefits and risks of treatment options. Chronic pain can be the result of an underlying medical disease or condition, injury, medical treatment, inflammation, or an unknown cause 4.
Estimates of the prevalence of chronic pain vary, but it is clear that the number of persons experiencing chronic pain in the United States is substantial. Based on a survey conducted during — 7the overall prevalence of common, predominantly musculoskeletal pain conditions e.
Most recently, analysis of data from the National Health Interview Study showed that Clinicians should consider the full range of therapeutic options for the treatment of chronic pain. However, it is hard to estimate the number of persons who could potentially benefit from opioid pain medication long term.This document is a practical guide to the management of major depressive disorder for adults over the age of 18 and represents a synthesis of current scientific knowledge and rational clinical practice.
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