Opioid Prescribing: Too Much vs Not Enough

Steven A. King, MD, MS

Find out how much you know about which patients are at a higher risk for opioid misuse vs those that can benefit from them with this 10-question quiz. 

Finding the balance between prescribing opioids to patients who truly benefit from them and those who might end up misusing them is a growing challenge for primary care physicians. Are there identifiable environmental factors that fuel the progression from using the analgesics as standard of care to potential abuse?Three recent studies look at external influences on patient opioid use and physician prescribing practices. This 10-question quiz will test your insight.