Development of a patient-administered screening tool for prescription opioid dependence

Takeaway

  • A short screening tool developed for use in primary care using data from people with chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) has good sensitivity and specificity against the ICD-11 criteria of prescription opioid dependence.

Why this matters

    Prescription opioid dependence is a growing challenge globally and as such, simple tools that can be used to screen and predict people with dependence is essential.