McMaster University

Michael G. DeGroote
National Pain Centre

Scope of Search

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

Notes for Part A

Throughout this document, Canadian Guideline (italicized) refers to "Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-cancer Pain."

Numbering of Tables and Figures

Tables and Figures are numbered to correspond with the associated section in Part A, and the associated recommendation in Part B, e.g.,

Acronyms used in Part A:

  • CNCP = chronic non-cancer pain
  • CPG = clinical practice guideline
  • CPSO = College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • CPSA = College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta
  • FMRAC = Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada
  • MRA = medical regulatory authority
  • NAP = National Advisory Panel
  • NOUGG = National Opioid Use Guideline Group
  • RCT = randomized controlled trial

The complete reference list is located in Part B: