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Can Pain Management be Safely Optimized in Older Adults?

      Managing chronic pain is a challenging task. Older adults (OAs) (>65 years) are the fastest growing segment of our population, and are substantially affected by chronic pain of various etiologies. Chronic pain, which affects a significant proportion of community-dwelling OAs and may be nearly universal in long-term care residents, is associated with numerous other conditions, including frailty, debility, and depression.
      • Mello M.T.
      • Azocar R.J.
      • Lewis M.C.
      Geriatrics and the perioperative surgical home.
      Optimizing its management is critical for achieving optimal health outcomes in OAs.
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