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Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

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Overview of the Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

  • Summary of
    Recommendations
     
  • Part A:
    ExecutiveSummary
    and Background
  • Appendix A
     
     
  • Part B:
    Recommendations
    for Practice
  • Appendix B
     
     
  • List of Figures
    and Tables
     
April 30 2010 V5.6

Summary of Recommendations

Recommendations Roadmap

When referencing the Canadian Opioid Guideline use the following format:

Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. Canada: National Opioid Use Guideline Group (NOUGG); 2010 [cited year month date]. Available from: http://nationalpaincentre.mcmaster.ca/opioid/

April 30 2010 V4.5

Part A: Executive Summary and Background

Executive Summary

Notes for Part A

  1. Core Concepts
  2. Funding
  3. Scope
  4. Limitations
  5. Canadian Guideline Inception
  6. Players Involved in Development
  7. Epidemiology of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (CNCP)
  8. Need for a Guideline on Opioid Use and CNCP
  9. Implementation to Practice
  10. Literature Search Methods
  11. National Advisory Panel (NAP) Consultation
  12. Updating
  13. Comparison with Other Guidelines
  14. Topics for Future Research

When referencing the Canadian Opioid Guideline use the following format:

Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. Canada: National Opioid Use Guideline Group (NOUGG); 2010 [cited year month date]. Available from: http://nationalpaincentre.mcmaster.ca/opioid/

April 30 2010 V5.6

Part B: Recommendations for Practice

Canadian Guideline Recommendations

Notes for Part B

Figures

 

When referencing the Canadian Opioid Guideline use the following format:

Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. Canada: National Opioid Use Guideline Group (NOUGG); 2010 [cited year month date]. Available from: http://nationalpaincentre.mcmaster.ca/opioid/

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