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Opioid dose reduction in patients prescribed long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain

Becker W, Lovejoy TI. Opioid dose reduction in patients prescribed long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain. HSR&D Career Development Award Enhancement Initiative [Cyberseminar]. VA HSR&D. 2017 Jul 26.




Abstract:

Description: This presentation will describe reasons for discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy in VA, examine patient outcomes following discontinuation and discuss evidence-based methods for reduction/discontinuation.





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