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An erratum has been published for this report. To view the erratum, please click here. Haegerich, PhD; Roger Chou, MD1 View author affiliations View suggested citation and related materials Summary This guideline provides recommendations for primary care clinicians who are prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.
The guideline addresses 1 when to initiate or continue opioids for chronic pain; 2 opioid selection, dosage, duration, follow-up, and discontinuation; and 3 assessing risk and addressing harms of opioid use. CDC developed the guideline using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation GRADE framework, and recommendations are made on the basis of a systematic review of the scientific evidence while considering benefits and harms, values and preferences, and resource allocation.
CDC obtained input from experts, stakeholders, the public, peer reviewers, and a federally chartered advisory committee. It is important that patients receive appropriate pain treatment with careful consideration of the benefits and risks of treatment options.
This guideline is intended to improve communication between clinicians and patients about the risks and benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain, improve the safety and effectiveness of pain treatment, and reduce the risks associated with long-term opioid therapy, including opioid use disorder, overdose, and death.
CDC has provided a checklist for prescribing opioids for chronic pain http: Introduction Background Opioids are commonly prescribed for pain. Inhealth care providers wrote million prescriptions for opioid pain medication, enough for every adult in the United States to have a bottle of pills 2.
Opioid prescriptions per capita increased 7. Rates of opioid prescribing vary greatly across states in ways that cannot be explained by the underlying health status of the population, highlighting the lack of consensus among clinicians on how to use opioid pain medication 2.
Prevention, assessment, and treatment of chronic pain are challenges for health providers and systems. Pain might go unrecognized, and patients, particularly members of racial and ethnic minority groups, women, the elderly, persons with cognitive impairment, and those with cancer and at the end of life, can be at risk for inadequate pain treatment 4.
Patients can experience persistent pain that is not well controlled. There are clinical, psychological, and social consequences associated with chronic pain including limitations in complex activities, lost work productivity, reduced quality of life, and stigma, emphasizing the importance of appropriate and compassionate patient care 4.
Patients should receive appropriate pain treatment based on a careful consideration of the benefits and risks of treatment options. Chronic pain can be the result of an underlying medical disease or condition, injury, medical treatment, inflammation, or an unknown cause 4. Estimates of the prevalence of chronic pain vary, but it is clear that the number of persons experiencing chronic pain in the United States is substantial.
Based on a survey conducted during — 7the overall prevalence of common, predominantly musculoskeletal pain conditions e. Most recently, analysis of data from the National Health Interview Study showed that Clinicians should consider the full range of therapeutic options for the treatment of chronic pain.
However, it is hard to estimate the number of persons who could potentially benefit from opioid pain medication long term. On the basis of data available from health systems, researchers estimate that 9. Opioid pain medication use presents serious risks, including overdose and opioid use disorder.
From tomore thanpersons died from overdose related to opioid pain medication in the United States In the past decade, while the death rates for the top leading causes of death such as heart disease and cancer have decreased substantially, the death rate associated with opioid pain medication has increased markedly Sales of opioid pain medication have increased in parallel with opioid-related overdose deaths Although clinical criteria have varied over time, opioid use disorder is a problematic pattern of opioid use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress.
This disorder is manifested by specific criteria such as unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control use and use resulting in social problems and a failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home Having a history of a prescription for an opioid pain medication increases the risk for overdose and opioid use disorder 22—24highlighting the value of guidance on safer prescribing practices for clinicians.
For example, a recent study of patients aged 15—64 years receiving opioids for chronic noncancer pain and followed for up to 13 years revealed that one in patients died from opioid-related overdose at a median of 2.
This guideline provides recommendations for the prescribing of opioid pain medication by primary care clinicians for chronic pain i. Although the guideline does not focus broadly on pain management, appropriate use of long-term opioid therapy must be considered within the context of all pain management strategies including nonopioid pain medications and nonpharmacologic treatments.
The guideline is intended to ensure that clinicians and patients consider safer and more effective treatment, improve patient outcomes such as reduced pain and improved function, and reduce the number of persons who develop opioid use disorder, overdose, or experience other adverse events related to these drugs.
The recommendations in the guideline are voluntary, rather than prescriptive standards. They are based on emerging evidence, including observational studies or randomized clinical trials with notable limitations.
Clinicians should consider the circumstances and unique needs of each patient when providing care. Rationale Primary care clinicians report having concerns about opioid pain medication misuse, find managing patients with chronic pain stressful, express concern about patient addiction, and report insufficient training in prescribing opioids Across specialties, physicians believe that opioid pain medication can be effective in controlling pain, that addiction is a common consequence of prolonged use, and that long-term opioid therapy often is overprescribed for patients with chronic noncancer pain These attitudes and beliefs, combined with increasing trends in opioid-related overdose, underscore the need for better clinician guidance on opioid prescribing.When it comes to omeprazole, precautions and warnings to be aware of include things such as the potential risk of drug interactions and the safety of taking the drug while pregnant or breastfeeding.
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