A Healthesystems publication

Fall 2013

Opioid Therapy: Effective Case Planning

Healthesystems included some of the leading opioid therapy guidelines issued by various state and industry groups in this planning guide.

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6 -Washington State Agency Medical Directors Group (2010): Interagency Guideline on Opioid Dosing for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. Available at: http://www.agencymeddirectors.wa.gov/Files/OpioidGdline.pdf
7 -Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Guideline for prescribing opioids to treat pain in injured workers. Olympia (WA): Washington State Department of Labor and Industries; 2013 Jul 1. 19 p
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9 -Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation. Chronic pain disorder medical treatment guidelines. Denver (CO): Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation; 2011 Dec 27. 110 p.
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