Pain management training deserves higher priority

03/19/2013 | BeckersASC.com

Inadequate physician training is partly to blame for differences between guidelines for safely prescribing extended-release and long-acting opioids and current practice, according to Dr. Marissa Seligman of the Pri-Med Institute. Physicians can use screening tools to assess whether opioid drugs are appropriate for patients but medical residency programs should put more emphasis on pain management, she said.

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