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Factors in treatment

This section provides recommendations and discussion about topics that are common to the separate pain-phase prescribing recommendations. This includes patient safety when prescribing opioids, the various assessments including biopsychosocial assessment recommended when prescribing opioids and recommendations about non-opioid and non-pharmacological pain treatment

Additional recommendations specific to women of childbearing age should be considered in conjunction with the appropriate general pain phase recommendations.

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