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Papers: 1 May 2021 - 7 May 2021

Human Studies


J Pain Res


Opioid Policy and Chronic Pain Treatment Access Experiences: A Multi-Stakeholder Qualitative Analysis and Conceptual Model.


Slat S, Yaganti A, Thomas J, Helminski D, Heisler M, Bohnert A, Lagisetty P
J Pain Res. 2021; 14:1161-1169.
PMID: 33948090.


Patients on long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) for pain have difficulty accessing primary care clinicians who are willing to prescribe opioids or provide multimodal pain treatment. Recent treatment guidelines and statewide policies aimed at reducing inappropriate prescribing may exacerbate these access issues, but further research is needed on this issue. This study aimed to understand barriers to primary care access and multimodal treatment for chronic pain from the perspective of multiple stakeholders.