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CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: Summary of the Contextual Evidence Review  


Author:  D. Dowell.; T.M. Haegerich.; R. Chou.


Source: Volume 17, Number 03, March/April 2016 , pp.58-63(6)




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Abstract: 

Contextual evidence is complementary information that assists in translating the clinical research findings into recommendations. CDC conducted contextual evidence reviews on four topics to supplement the clinical evidence review findings: effectiveness of non-pharmacologic approaches, benefits and harms of opioid therapy, clinician and patient values and preferences, and costs and economic efficiency of opioids weighed against the cost of risk mitigation. The complete guidelines are available from the CDC in html at no charge at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/rr/rr6501e1.htm. Subscribers to Correctional Health Care Report can access the “Summary of the Contextual Evidence Review” here at no charge by clicking “Open This Article” and providing log in credentials. Non-subscribers can access the “Summary of the Contextual Evidence Review” for a $7 courtesy service fee.

Keywords: CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016

Affiliations:  1: Centers for Disease Control; 2: Centers for Disease Control; 3: Centers for Disease Control.

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