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Opioid tapering following the transfer of care of outpatient chronic non-cancer pain patients on high-dose opioid therapy

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  • Contributors KBC, TD, and NvH conceived and designed the research. KBC, MMP, LA, and NvH collected and analyzed data. All authors interpreted the results of analyses and edited and revised the manuscript. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. All persons designated as authors qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify for authorship are listed.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests TD has received research support from Paintec, Vertiflex, Abbott, and Saluda. He has served as a consultant to Medronic, Boston Scientific, Abbott, Saluda, and Nalu, SPR.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The Northwell IRB approved this study.

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