A population-based study on chronic pain and the use of opioids in Portugal.

@article{Azevedo2013APS,
  title={A population-based study on chronic pain and the use of opioids in Portugal.},
  author={Lu{\'i}s Filipe Ribeiro de Azevedo and Altamiro da Costa-Pereira and Liliane Mendonça and Cl{\'a}udia Camila Dias and Jos{\'e} Manuel Castro-Lopes},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2013},
  volume={154 12},
  pages={2844-52}
}
Although increasing doubts exist regarding the long-term effectiveness and safety of opioids in patients with chronic pain (CP), most guidelines still recognize opioids as an option in effective management of CP. We aimed to describe the prevalence and factors associated with opioid use in subjects with CP in Portugal and to evaluate satisfaction and self-assessed treatment effectiveness. A nationwide study was conducted in a representative sample of the adult Portuguese population. The 5094… CONTINUE READING
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