Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
What is the best tool to help identify patients with prescription opioid use disorder?
Bottom Line:
Despite over 50 studies in the literature^ only two have compared case-finding tools to the Diagnostic and Screening Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM)^ the most commonly used diagnostic criteria for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). A single^ small study demonstrates that the Prescription Opioid Misuse Index (POMI)^ a 6-point questionnaire with strong predictive ability for OUD^ may be a reasonable case-finding tool.

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Publication Date: 2018-10-22
Last Updated on PCR: 2018-10-25 07:09:56