The Opioid Epidemic has created a great rift between patients and providers. 45% of doctors are worried that prescribing opiods will lead to prosecution and malpractice. 51% of doctors not comfortable prescribing opiods for pain. This creates patients with inadequate pain relief, and disenchanted medical providers with low job satisfaction.
Hospital Administrators who implement Hospital-Based Pain Management, receive great appreciation and support from their Community, their Patients, and their Medical Staff. In fact, most Hospitals experience a significant improvement in Primary Care and Emergency Medical Staff Retention.
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Carole Upshur, Roger Luckmann, Judith Savageau. Primary Care Provider Concerns about Management of Chronic Pain in Community Clinic Populations. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2006.