Demographic data

Demographic variables Categories Number (%)
Career in pain clinics (Total n = 69) > 10 years 37 (53.6)
5–10 years 16 (23.2)
3–5 years 8 (11.6)
< 3 years 8 (11.6)
Diseases with frequent prescription of opioid (Total n = 182) End stage cancer pain 57 (31.3)
CRPS 54 (29.7)
PHN 33 (18.1)
Spinal or joint pain 26 (14.3)
Fibromyalgia 8 (4.4)
Peripheral neuropathy 4 (2.2)
Proportion of patients prescribed opioids (Total n = 69) < 10% 25 (36.2)
11–20% 15 (21.8)
21–30% 17 (24.6)
31–40% 6 (8.7)
41–50% 2 (2.9)
> 50% 3 (4.4)
No prescription 1 (1.5)

CRPS: complex regional pain syndrome, PHN: postherpetic neuralgia.

Korean J Pain 2022;35:475~487 https://doi.org/10.3344/kjp.2022.35.4.475
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