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2021 Apr

Fed Pract



Opioid Management in Older Adults: Lessons Learned From a Geriatric Patient-Centered Medical Home.


Azubike N, Moseley M, Powers JS
Fed Pract. 2021 Apr; 38(4):168-173.
PMID: 34177221.


The United States continues to confront an opioid crisis that also affects older adults. Best practices for prescription opioid management in older adults are challenging to implement in this population. We present our experience with a 1-year management of 48 high-risk older patients who received guideline-based best practices for chronic prescription opioid therapy at a US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patient aligned care team (PACT) patient-centered medical home.