Smaller Quantity Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

( Last Updated : June 28, 2019)
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  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of prescribing opioids in smaller quantities for patients with chronic non-cancer pain?

  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with opioid prescribing for patients with chronic non-cancer pain?

Key Message

One non-randomized study and three evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding short-term prescribing of opioids for patient with chronic non-cancer pain.