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2022 Dec 06

Healthcare (Basel)



Prescription Opioid Use among Patients with Chronic Noncancer Pain before and after the COVID-19 Outbreak in Taiwan: A Multicenter Prospective Observational Study.


Chen J-L, Ho S-T, Sun W-Z, Tsai Y-C, Cheng K-I, Liu Y-C, Hsieh Y-J, Wen Y-R, Wang P-K, Sung C-S, Yeh C-C, Lin T-C
Healthcare (Basel). 2022 Dec 06; 10(12).
PMID: 36553984.


The COVID-19 outbreak disrupted medical access for patients receiving chronic opioid therapy. This study investigated their prescription opioid dosages before and after the 2020 outbreak in Taiwan.