Who Benefits from Chronic Opioid Therapy? Rethinking the Question of Opioid Misuse Risk

@inproceedings{Huber2016WhoBF,
  title={Who Benefits from Chronic Opioid Therapy? Rethinking the Question of Opioid Misuse Risk},
  author={Elizabeth G. Huber and Richard C. Robinson and Carl E. Noe and Olivia Van Ness},
  booktitle={Healthcare},
  year={2016}
}
Beginning in the late 1990s, a movement began within the pain management field focused upon the underutilization of opioids, thought to be a potentially safe and effective class of pain medication. Concern for addiction and misuse were present at the start of this shift within pain medicine, and an emphasis was placed on developing reliable and valid methods and measures of identifying those at risk for opioid misuse. Since that time, the evidence for the safety and effectiveness of chronic… CONTINUE READING
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