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2019 Nov

Pain Physician



What are Future Pain Physicians Learning? A Survey of Opioid Prescribing Practices Among US Pain Fellowship Programs.


Iannaccone F, Nielson P, Adigun H, Kaufman A
Pain Physician. 2019 Nov; 22(6):549-554.
PMID: 31775399.


Pain physicians have long been seen as subspecialists that commonly prescribe opioid medications, but the reality exists that primary care, oncologists, and surgical subspecialists find themselves embroiled in these clinical decisions just as frequently. It is a reasonable hope that pain physicians emerge as leaders in navigating these muddy waters, and the most important time to engrave practice standards is during clinical training.