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Human Studies

2020 May 22

Pain Med

Validation of the Safer Opioid Prescribing Evaluation Tool (SOPET) for Assessing Adherence to the Centers for Disease Control Opioid Prescribing Guidelines.


In response to the opioid epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidelines (CDCG) in 2016 for the prescription of opioids for chronic pain. To facilitate research into whether CDCG implementation will lead to reductions in opioid prescribing and improved patient safety, we sought to validate a tool that quantifies CDCG adherence based on clinical documentation.