Chronic Pain Management and Patient-Centered Outcomes Following Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Therapy
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Health Services R&D
November 2018 -
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Nearly 900,000 Veterans were dispensed opioid medication at the prescribing peak in 2012, with rates of opioid prescribing in VA subsequently declining year-over-year to fewer than 700,000 Veterans dispensed opioid medication in 2016. These downward trends are likely to continue with more widespread implementation of the VA Opioid Safety Initiative, additional efforts at local VA hospitals to enhance opioid risk mitigation and safe opioid prescribing practices, and recently released CDC and VA/D...