Management of Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain - VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines

A new clinical practice guideline regarding the use of opioids for chronic pain has been released by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD).

The evidence-based recommendations are intended for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems and were developed by the Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain Work Group. The revised guideline serves as an update to the 2010 guideline by the VA and DoD.

 

A direct link to the full guideline can be found here, the provider summary here, and the pocket card here.