Access to Primary Care Clinics for Patients With Chronic Pain Receiving Opioids.

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Summary of "Access to Primary Care Clinics for Patients With Chronic Pain Receiving Opioids."

Opioid-prescribing policies and guidelines aimed at reducing inappropriate opioid prescribing may lead physicians to stop prescribing opioids. Patients may thus encounter difficulties finding primary care practitioners willing to care for them if they take opioids.


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Name: JAMA network open
ISSN: 2574-3805
Pages: e196928


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