THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Health and Medicine Division
Board on Health Care Services
Committee on Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Acute Pain
Framing Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Acute Pain:
Developing the Evidence
This new report, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, offers recommendations which will assist professional societies, health care organizations, and local, state, and national agencies to develop clinical practice guidelines for opioid prescribing for acute pain. Such a framework could inform the development of opioid prescribing guidelines and ensure systematic and standardized methods for evaluating evidence, translating knowledge, and formulating recommendations for practice.