Primary care providers' perspective on prescribing opioids to older adults with chronic non-cancer pain: A qualitative study
Attitude of Health Personnel
Physicians, Primary Care
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.