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2024 Jan 30

Eur J Pain


Exploring the facilitators and barriers in opioid deprescribing for non-cancer pain treatment experienced by general practitioners: A qualitative study.


de Kleijn L, Jansen-Groot Koerkamp EAW, van der Kooij I, Veen M, Rijkels-Otters HJBM, Koes BW, Chiarotto A


Guidelines recommend opioid deprescribing in patients on long-term opioid treatment for chronic non-cancer pain. This study aims to explore facilitators and barriers in opioid deprescribing among general practitioners in the Netherlands. In addition, this study aims to identify possibilities for improvement regarding opioid deprescribing in primary care.