A Healthesystems publication

Spring 2013

Performing Risk Assessment in Opioid Therapy

Screening patients for a predisposition to opioid abuse prior to treatment can help prevent abuse and develop better treatment plans.

To continue reading you must be logged in.

Please register for free or login to unlock the rest of this article.

RATE THIS ARTICLE

SOURCES

1 -Manchikanti L, Vallejo R, Manchikanti KN, et al. Effectiveness of long-term opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain. Pain Physician. 2011;14:E133-156.
2 -Workman, E., et al. Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders and Predictors of Pain Management Program Success in Patients with Chronic Pain. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2002; 4(4): 137–140.
3 -Sullivan MD, Edlund MJ, Fan MY, et al. Risks for possible and probable opioid misuse among recipients of chronic opioid therapy in commercial and medicaid insurance plans: the TROUP Study. Pain. 2010;150:332-339.
4 -Kobus, A., Smith, D., Morasco, B., Johnson, E., Yang, X., Petrik, A., Dey, R. Correlates of Higher-Dose Opioid Medication Use for Low Back Pain in Primary Care. The Journal of Pain, Vol 13, No 11 (November), 2012: 1131-1138.
5 -Moore TM, Jones T, Browder JH, Daffron S, Passik SD. A comparison of common screening methods for predicting aberrant drug-related behavior among patients receiving opioids for chronic pain management. Pain Med. 2009;10(8):1426-1433.
Table of Contents