Pain Management in Primary Care: Strategies to Mitigate Opioid Misuse, Abuse, and Diversion

  title={Pain Management in Primary Care: Strategies to Mitigate Opioid Misuse, Abuse, and Diversion},
  author={Bill H. Mccarberg},
  journal={Postgraduate Medicine},
  pages={119 - 130}
  • B. Mccarberg
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • Medicine
  • Postgraduate Medicine
Abstract Pain is among the most common reasons patients seek medical attention, and the care of patients with pain is a significant problem in the United States. Acute pain (mild-to-moderate intensity) represents one of the most frequent complaints encountered by primary care physicians (PCPs) and accounts for nearly half of patient visits. However, the overall quality of pain management remains unacceptable for millions of US patients with acute or chronic pain, and underrecognition and… 
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