May 30, 2019
Tim and Jeff are joined by Dr. Roger Chou on this week's episode of Pain Reframed! A professor and physician at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Dr. Chou was part of the team that developed the CDC's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in 2016. More recently, he co-published an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine, examining the current state of opioid prescribing in the United States. Tim, Jeff, and Dr. Chou discuss the impact of both of these works and the steps we can take in our clinics to make sure we're always putting the patient first.
Dr. Roger Chou is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, and Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine, and Staff Physician in the Internal Medicine Clinic at OHSU. He has served as Director of the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center since 2012. He has conducted systematic reviews in a number of areas, including chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions, screening and prevention, diagnostic testing, and prognosis. He has served as Director of the American Pain Society clinical guidelines program, the GRADE methodologist for the World Health Organization’s Division of Reproductive Health, is a member of the Cochrane Back Review Editorial Board, and co-chair of the National Quality Forum Musculoskeletal Standing Committee. Dr. Chou is on several journal editorial boards and is an author on numerous scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals.
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No Shortcuts to Safer Opioid Prescribing (New England Journal of Medicine)
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