Primary care providers' perspective on prescribing opioids to older adults with chronic non-cancer pain: A qualitative study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Analgesics, Opioid
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Drug Prescriptions
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pain
  • Physicians, Primary Care

abstract

  • Providers perceive multiple barriers to prescribing opioids to older adults with chronic pain, and use these medications cautiously. Establishing the long-term safety and efficacy of these medications, generating improved prescribing methods, and implementing provider and patient educational interventions could help to improve the management of chronic pain in later life.

publication date

  • July 18, 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3212901

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/1471-2318-11-35

PubMed ID

  • 21752299

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 35

volume

  • 11