Amy CS Pearson, Jason S Eldrige, Susan M Moeschler, W Michael Hooten

Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Introduction: Although the majority of opioids in the US are prescribed by nonpain specialists, these providers often report inadequate training in chronic pain management and opioid prescribing. The extent of health care providers’ knowledge of opioid prescribing for chronic pain has not been well established. The purpose of this study was to assess knowledge about the use of opioids for chronic pain among health care providers seeking pain-focused continuing medical education.

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