Characteristics of Older Adults Receiving Opioids in Primary Care: Treatment Duration and Outcomes Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Analgesics, Opioid
  • Chronic Disease
  • Pain
  • Primary Health Care

abstract

  • Over 50% of older patients with CP tolerated treatment. Treatment was discontinued in 48% of cases, mostly due to side effects and lack of analgesic efficacy. Efforts are needed to establish the long-term safety and efficacy of opioid treatment for CP in diverse older patient populations.

publication date

  • July 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3697923

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2010.00883.x

PubMed ID

  • 20642732

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1063

end page

  • 71

volume

  • 11

number

  • 7