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Pain Med. 2003 Jun;4(2):182-5.

Treating pain patients at risk: evaluation of a screening tool in opioid-treated pain patients with and without addiction.

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Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. DrRFriedman@aol.com

Abstract

Patients receiving opioid treatment for chronic pain, many of whom were hospitalized with medical complications of substance abuse, were asked to complete a screening questionnaire to help validate a simple self-administered survey. Questions relating to tobacco abuse and prior treatment for drug and alcohol abuse distinguished patients with addiction and pain from opioid-treated chronic pain patients.

PMID:
12873264
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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