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2020 Jul-Aug

J Am Board Fam Med



Clinical Decision Support Systems for Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain in Primary Care: A Scoping Review.


Spithoff S, Mathieson S, Sullivan F, Guan Q, Sud A, Hum S, O'Brien M A
J Am Board Fam Med. 2020 Jul-Aug; 33(4):529-540.
PMID: 32675264.


Clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) may help clinicians prescribe opioids for chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) more appropriately. This scoping review determined the extent and range of the current evidence on CDSSs for opioid prescribing for CNCP in primary care, and whether investigators followed best evidence and current guidance in designing, implementing and evaluating these complex interventions.