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In an effort to change the conversation on pain management and improve patient safety, the Oregon Health Authority convened experts from across the state to develop clinical guidelines on opioid prescribing. In November 2016, the Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Task Force approved adoption of Oregon-specific prescribing guidelines, based on the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. Statewide guidelines are now available for chronic pain, acute pain, dentists and pregnant women.
OHA convened experts on the 2019 Oregon Opioid Taper Guidelines Task Force.
The resulting guidelines from this task force supplement the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain to help patients and prescribers approach opioid tapering with best practices in mind.
Meeting information and details are available below.
Oregon Opioid Taper Guidelines
Prescribing Guidelines for Acute Pain
Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain, Dentists
Note: This Task Force completed its work in December 2016.
The Oregon Health Authority convened a Task Force to develop statewide opioid prescribing guidelines. In November 2016, Oregon's Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Task Force approved adoption of Oregon-specific opioid prescribing guidelines based on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. These guidelines support Oregon's initiative to address the epidemic of opioid use, misuse, and overdose by optimizing care, improving patient safety, and providing a consistent framework for endorsement and implementation at the local level. The guideline includes recommendations to improve patient safety and care for those with chronic pain and address the ongoing prescription opioid overdose epidemic.
Task Force Charter and Membership
Oregon Chronic Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Dentists
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