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2020 Mar 06

Pain Med

Medical Record Documentation About Opioid Tapering: Examining Benefit-to-Harm Framework and Patient Engagement.


Buonora M, Perez HR, Stumph J, Allen R, Nahvi S, Cunningham CO, Merlin JS, Starrels JL
Pain Med. 2020 Mar 06.
PMID: 32142143.


Guidelines recommend that clinicians make decisions about opioid tapering for patients with chronic pain using a benefit-to-harm framework and engaging patients. Studies have not examined clinician documentation about opioid tapering using this framework.