Opioids for outpatients with cancer in their last year of life: A nationwide pharmacoepidemiological study.


OBJECTIVE Opioids are the main pharmacological treatment for moderate-to-severe cancer pain. Few longitudinal studies have examined the prescription prevalence (PP) of opioids to patients with cancer. The aims of the study were to examine 1) changes in the PP of opioids from 2005 to 2009 among outpatients with cancer who were in their last year of life and… (More)
DOI: 10.5055/jom.2016.0309


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