Coping with Opioid Guidelines and Compassionate Care

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Coping with Opioid Guidelines and Compassionate Care

Published on September 30, 2022

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD

Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti discusses the right approach to legislative practices and documentation of opioid therapy. Dr. Manchikanti explains why doctors should proactively monitor and document patient risk assessments and progress. He discusses the drug testing follow-up algorithm, emphasizes proper diagnosis, and additions made to diagnostic classifications. Dr. Manchikanti explains the importance of compassionate care by never abruptly withdrawing care and weaning patients off opioids slowly.

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