A model that researchers dubbed “Six Building Blocks” led to significant decreases in the proportion of patients on high-dose opioids and the total number of patients receiving opioids in rural clinics, according to findings recently published in Annals of Family Medicine.
“Redesigning how clinics manage opioid medications long-term for patients with chronic pain creates many opportunities for patient-centered conversations between patients and the primary care team about the risks and benefits of continuing the medication or reducing the dose,” Michael L. Parchman, MD,

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