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Systematic review and meta-analysis
In older adults with chronic non-cancer pain, short-term use of opioids reduces pain and physical disability but does not benefit mental health, and 25% discontinue due to adverse effects
  1. Correspondence to Carol Haigh
    Department of Nursing, Manchester Metropolitan University, Elizabeth Gaskell Building, Hathersage Road, Manchester M13 0JA, UK; c.haigh{at}mmu.ac.uk
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Haigh C
In older adults with chronic non-cancer pain, short-term use of opioids reduces pain and physical disability but does not benefit mental health, and 25% discontinue due to adverse effects

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  • Published in print 1 June 2011.
  • Published online 18 June 2011.

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