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Reasons for under-use of prescribed opioid medications by patients in pain.

Lewis ET, Combs A, Trafton JA. Reasons for under-use of prescribed opioid medications by patients in pain. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 2010 Jun 1; 11(6):861-71.

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Abstract:

Improved communication between patients and providers and shared decision-making regarding opioid prescriptions may improve pain management and minimize the problems associated with over-prescription of opioids (i.e., diversion).





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