- •Barriers to opioid guideline implementation include physician beliefs and attitudes.
- •Time pressure may lead to underuse of recommended opioid management practices.
- •Patients describe prevention of opioid-related harm as a physician responsibility.
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This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health Services Research and Development Career Development Awards to E.E.K. (CDA 07-215) and M.S.M. (CDA 10-034).
The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the U.S. government.
The authors report no financial conflicts of interest.