A study in the Journal of Palliative Medicine reveals practice variations among clinicians managing cancer-related pain in people with opioid use disorder.

A study in the Journal of Palliative Medicine examines how cancer-related pain in patients with opioid use disorder is managed in hospitals, revealing practice differences among palliative, addiction, and hospital medicine clinicians. The article suggests the underutilization of buprenorphine and methadone, emphasizing the need for standardized practices and support to improve care for this vulnerable population. The findings stress the importance of clinician education and systemic efforts to enhance outcomes for these patients.

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