An analysis of heavy utilizers of opioids for chronic noncancer pain in the TROUP study.

@article{Edlund2010AnAO,
  title={An analysis of heavy utilizers of opioids for chronic noncancer pain in the TROUP study.},
  author={Mark J. Edlund and Bradley C. Martin and M C Fan and Jennifer Brennan Braden and Andrea Devries and Mark D Sullivan},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={279-89}
}
CONTEXT Although opioids are increasingly used for chronic noncancer pain (CNCP), we know little about opioid dosing patterns among individuals with CNCP in usual care settings, and how these are changing over time. OBJECTIVES To investigate the distribution of mean daily dose and mean days supply among patients with CNCP in two disparate populations, one national and commercially insured population (HealthCore) and one state based and publicly insured (Arkansas Medicaid), for years 2000 and… CONTINUE READING
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