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Human Studies

2021 Jan 08

J Gen Intern Med

A National Survey on Patient Provider Agreements When Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.


Laks J, Alford DP, Patel K, Jones M, Armstrong E, Waite K, Henault L, Paasche-Orlow MK
J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jan 08.
PMID: 33420560.


Many national guidelines recommend the use of patient provider agreements (PPAs) when prescribing opioids for chronic pain. There are no standards for PPA content, readability, or administration processes.