- •A registry with patient characteristics, treatments, and outcomes of cancer patients.
- •Average pain intensity was mild for 24.6%, moderate for 41.5%, and severe for 33.9%.
- •Median daily opioid dose in morphine equivalents was 109 (range = .4 to 3,960).
- •Men are twice as likely as women to have an opioid ordered at a higher dosage.
- •Opioid use and dosage are essential to understand patient reported outcomes.
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N.M. and V.D. contributed equally to this work.
The Registry was developed with the support of grant RC2 DA028928 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and was supported in part by a grant from Purdue Pharm, Ltd, the MSK Cancer Center Support Grant/Core Grant (P30 CA008748), and the Weill Cornell Medical College Bridge Fund. None of the supporters read or had any editorial influence on the report.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.