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Chronic Pain Treatment in the Prison Setting: Clinical Effectiveness, Safety, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: July 20, 2010
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness and safety of opiates versus non-opiates for the treatment of patients with chronic pain in the prison setting?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of the use of opiate and non-opiate pain medication for the treatment of chronic pain in the prison setting?
  3. What are the guidelines for treatment of chronic pain and strategies to reduce safety concerns with the use of pain medications in the prison setting?