Professional experience guides opioid prescribing for chronic joint pain in primary care.

@article{GoobermanHill2011ProfessionalEG,
  title={Professional experience guides opioid prescribing for chronic joint pain in primary care.},
  author={Rachael Gooberman-Hill and Claire Heathcote and Colette M Reid and J. W. Horwood and Andrew David Beswick and Susan Williams and Matthew J Ridd},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={102-9}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic joint pain is common and is a leading cause of disability. Most chronic joint pain is managed in primary care. Opioid pain medication is one option for pain management, but research suggests that its use by general practitioners (GPs) may be suboptimal. There is a widespread perception that doctors' concerns about misuse and addiction… CONTINUE READING