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2022 Aug 22

JCO Oncol Pract

Psychological Evaluation of Patients With Cancer Presenting to the Emergency Department With Pain: Independent Predictors of Worse Pain Severity, Interference, and Higher Hourly Opioid Administration.


Azizoddin DR, Beck M, Flowers MK, Wilson JM, Chai P, Johnsky L, Cremone G, Edwards R, Hasdianda A, Boyer E, Schreiber KL
JCO Oncol Pract. 2022 Aug 22:OP2200142.
PMID: 35994699.


Pain is a common complaint in patients with cancer presenting to the emergency department (ED). This prospective study evaluated whether biopsychosocial factors could help predict cancer patients with risk of higher pain severity, pain interference, and opioid consumption.