I understand that I am entitled to complete pain management. I would like to conclude a treatment agreement to avoid possible chemical dependence. I understand that not following one of these instructions may lead to Dr. O.O. not providing ongoing care for me. Only your pain doctor can prescribe painkillers. And pain management contracts generally require you to make all other health care providers assigned to you. Comparing our results with 2 previous 1.3 studies of opioid use in some primary feeding systems, we found similarities and differences. 67% of patients were women, with an average age of 53 years in previous studies. In our study, the average age was 49 years, and we had a higher proportion of men. Back pain was the most common pain diagnosis with 36% in our study, much like in other studies. In our study, 38% of patients received short-term opioids for chronic pain, with oxycodone/acetaminophen being the most frequently prescribed (22%).
In Adams 1 and Reid, 3 short-term opioids were used for 60% and 46% respectively, with oxycodone/acetaminophen being the most common (31%). However, sustained release oxycodone was the long-acting opioid most often prescribed in our study compared to extended morphine in the other 2 studies, 1.3 perhaps reflected secular trends and the absence of a limited formula in most of our population. Other reasons may be patient requests or pharmaceutical details. Doctors prescribed either long-term drugs or combination therapy, as recommended in several guidelines 11.13 for more than 60% of patients. You must agree to take the medication exactly as planned. This means that you must cover the exact amount prescribed within the exact time intervals or the risk of termination of the contract. So even if you feel like you don`t need to take your painkillers one day, you have to take it anyway. You can`t reduce your intake or save medication a painless day to take a painful day later. There are agreements that allow a doctor to use his or her own discretion when your medication is stolen and you submit a police report. But remember, it usually doesn`t have to replace stolen drugs. Thus, you will be forced to give up without painkiller until your recipe can be renewed.