HSR&D Career Development Award Enhancement Initiative
Opioid Dose Reduction in Patients Prescribed Long-term Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain
William Becker, MD
Travis Lovejoy, PhD
Seminar date: 7/26/2017
Description: This presentation will describe reasons for discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy in VA, examine patient outcomes following discontinuation and discuss evidence-based methods for reduction/discontinuation.
Intended audience: opioid-prescribing clinicians, mental health and substance use disorder clinicians, and clinical and health services researchers.