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Evaluation of Opioid Use for Patients with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: Clinical Evidence

Last updated: June 4, 2012
Project Number: RA0584-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical evidence evaluating inappropriate use of opioids by patients with chronic non-cancer pain using administrative databases?

Key Message

Seven non-randomized studies using administrative databases to evaluate inappropriate use of opioids by patients with chronic non-cancer pain were identified.