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Patients’ experience with opioid tapering: A conceptual model with recommendations for clinicians

Chronic pain is among the most common complaints in primary care,15 yet patients and clinicians consistently report that negotiating treatment plans for chronic pain is often mutually frustrating and unproductive, especially when treatment involves opioid analgesics.11, 24, 30 Substantial increases in the use of opioids to treat chronic pain during the late 1990s and early 2000s16 and the subsequent rise in rates of opioid-related overdose27, 28 have prompted dramatic shifts in clinical practice away from opioid use.

Patients’ experience with opioid tapering: A conceptual model with recommendations for clinicians

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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