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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Werber, Andreas; Marschall, Ursula; L'hoest, Helmut; Hauser, Winfried; Moradi, Babak; Schiltenwolf, Marcus 
Title:
Opioid therapy in the treatment of chronic pain conditions in Germany. 
Abstract:
Primarily used for treating malignant pain, opioids are recently applied for chronic non-tumor pain. For the lack of evidence based strategies from long-term studies, opioids are discussed controversially, esp. considering cost-benefit.The purpose of this study is to evaluate characteristics in prescribing opioids for tumor and non-tumor pain conditions.Cost effectiveness study/observational study SETTING/METHODS: Health insurance data of a German statutory health insurance company (N = 6.800.00...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Pain Physician 
Year:
2015 
Journal volume:
18 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
E323-31 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1533-3159 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie