Physicians prescribing opioids are more often than not looking for ways to evaluate patients more effectively. Knowing more about a patient’s history can assist practitioners with making decisions on pain management treatment options. Understanding a patient’s struggle with substance abuse could be a good place to start.
This article looks at substance abuse and the likely addiction to therapeutic opioids. Physicians need to have a good understanding of patient history regarding substance abuse before prescribing
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