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

Description

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.

Short Name
2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain