Treatment guidelines for the pharmacological management of pain in older persons.

@article{Fine2012TreatmentGF,
  title={Treatment guidelines for the pharmacological management of pain in older persons.},
  author={Perry G. Fine},
  journal={Pain medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 Suppl 2},
  pages={S57-66}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic or persistent pain is a common problem in older adults and is often associated with significant physical disability and psychosocial problems. The potential benefits, risks, and costs of pharmacotherapy as a mainstay in the treatment of moderate to severe pain in this population must be well-understood and weighed accordingly. Recent treatment guidelines have been introduced that can guide decision making to optimize pain-related treatment outcomes in older individuals… CONTINUE READING

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