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CDC Guidelines for Opioids and Chronic Pain

What Are Clinical Practice Guidelines? A Clinical Practice Guideline is a document that defines a standard of diagnosing care and treatment that is generally accepted and presumed followed by a group of health care providers. Radiologists might have a Clinical Practice Guideline for diagnosing and treating breast cancers; so might oncologists. PMR physicians and Orthopedists might have their own Clinical Practice Guidelines for treatment of various chronic conditions. Sometimes, organizations...