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Opioid Dosing Guideline for Chronic Noncancer Pain


Description

This guideline for primary care providers is a resource for treating adult patients for chronic noncancer pain. It provides information on the scope of the challenge, recommendations for prudent prescribing and monitoring, advice on how to get consultative assistance, and resources for educating patients. Also included are an opioid dose calculator and patient assessment tools.

Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://www.agencymeddirectors.wa.gov/opioiddosing.asp
The PDF version of this tool is available at: http://www.agencymeddirectors.wa.gov/Files/OpioidGdline.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat ReaderĀ® software External Web Site Policy.)

Developer

Washington State Agency Medical Directors' Group

Funding Sources

Washington State Agency Medical Directors' Group


QualityTool Topic

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Links to National Guideline Clearinghouse or National Quality Measures Clearinghouse:

This tool is derived from the following guideline in the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC): Interagency guideline on opioid dosing for chronic non-cancer pain: an educational aid to improve care and safety with opioid therapy:
http://guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=23792

History

  • Release Date: 03/2007
  • Review Date: 06/2010
  • Original Summary: 07/2012
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Last updated: January 16, 2013.