Rational use and interpretation of urine drug testing in chronic opioid therapy.

@article{Reisfield2007RationalUA,
  title={Rational use and interpretation of urine drug testing in chronic opioid therapy.},
  author={Gary M. Reisfield and Elaine Salazar and Roger L. Bertholf},
  journal={Annals of clinical and laboratory science},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={301-14}
}
Urine drug testing (UDT) has become an essential feature of pain management, as physicians seek to verify adherence to prescribed opioid regimens and to detect the use of illicit or unauthorized licit drugs. Results of urine drug tests have important consequences in regard to therapeutic decisions and the trust between physician and patient. However, reliance on UDT to confirm adherence can be problematic if the results are not interpreted correctly, and evidence suggests that many physicians… CONTINUE READING
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