COVID-19 & Chronic Pain Management

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New Opioid Pain Management Guide Recommends Telehealth Patient Care

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, primary care physicians should provide opioid therapy for their patients through telehealth visits using two-way video such as Skype or FaceTime, or by telephone, according to a new guide issued by the AHRQ-funded Six Building Blocks program. 

Advantages of telehealth visits include gaining insights into the patient’s home setting, making patients more comfortable by being able to receive care outside of a medical setting, and not having to travel to see their physician. 


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Behavioral Health
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Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)