Opioid Prescription Low Among Elderly Patients With Cancer


The proportion of patients older than age 65 with cancer who have an opioid prescription appears to be low, according to Canadian investigators. About 33% of elderly patients did not have an opioid prescription in the analysis, but the proportion of patients with an opioid prescription increased as pain score severity increased.

 Abstract: Journal of Clinical Oncology, April 1, 2012.

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