Opioids in Older Adults: Initiating Therapy

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on Jun 5, 2020 - 12:25pm CDT

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Unpublished Document

This handout discusses the potential risks and benefits of using opioids to treat pain in older adults. It provides an evaluation to complete with patients before prescribing opioids. Finally, it discusses a structured approach to initiate opioid therapy to minimize the risk of opioid use disorder.

David J. Horn
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