Abstract:BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Chronic pain has become an extremely prevalent disease and an ever more recurrent reason for seeking medical attention. It has been treated with opioids, opening the possibility for abuse. This study's objective was to analyze the risk profile for opioid abuse in chronic pain outpatients. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with 72 patients seen in an outpatient clinic of a public hospital in the period of July and August 2019. The variables analyzed were age, gender, comorbidities, drugs… Show more
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