Chronic Opioid Therapy
1. Evaluate patients presenting with chronic nonterminal pain to assess for potential opioid responsiveness and opioid risk.
2. Develop an evidence-based treatment plan that involves the appropriate selection of an initial opioid, and involves continuous monitoring and adjustment, for tapering, discontinuation, or referral to a pain subspecialist.
3. Utilize state Prescription Monitoring Programs (PMPs), patient prescriber agreements, patient counseling documents, and documented urine drug screening to minimize physician liability when prescribing opioids.
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B. Wayne Blount, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Medical Director, JenCare; Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta
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