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Spotlight on Pain Management

Association Between Nonpharmacological Pain Treatment Utilization and Opioid Tapering Among Veterans Receiving Long-Term Opioid Therapy


by Anne Black, PhD ; Steven Zeliadt, PhD
Seminar date: 3/2/2021

Description: In this session, presenters will review the methods and results of a pilot study funded by VHA’s Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation exploring utilization of Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) services among a cohort of Veterans with chronic pain prescribed long-term opioid therapy. Considering the question of CIH as an opioid-sparing alternative for chronic pain management, presenters will describe the patterns and correlates of CIH utilization in this cohort, and the association between CIH and opioid tapering trends.

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