Prescription limits are one of the solutions to the opioid crisis. More and more studies are finding that the initial duration and dosage prescribed to a patient are linked to the likelihood of an individual being on opioids long-term. Setting limits on prescriptions while maintaining individualized pain management care can reduce the likelihood of addiction and abuse. Understanding the laws and regulations in place for pain management best practices can help individuals become empowered, informed consumers.
How can I do that?
- Learn more about the importance of actively monitoring your pain prescriptions.
- Understand the guidelines for checkpoints between patients and healthcare practitioners for prescribing in accordance with legislation.
- Read the Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines to learn clinical practice guidelines for outpatient management of chronic non-malignant pain.