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Table 3 Opioid Prescriptions and Agreement Status

From: Controlled Substance Agreements for Opioids in a Primary Care Practice

Number of Opioids Prescribed, N (%)
 1 948 (88.9)
 2 111 (10.4)
 3 7 (0.7)
Opioid Prescribed, N (%)
 Tramadol 581 (54.5)
 Oxycodone 250 (23.5)
 Hydrocodone 113 (10.6)
 Codeine 52 (4.9)
 Morphine 31 (2.9)
 Hydromorphone 17 (1.6)
 Fentanyl 9 (0.8)
 Methadone 10 (0.9)
 Other 3 (0.3)
Morphine Milligram Equivalents Per Day
 Mean (SD) 40.8 (57.0)
 Median (Q1, Q3) 25.0 (15.0, 45.0)
 Mode 20
 Range 2.5–743.0
Medication change (Dose Change, New Opioid), N (%) 144 (13.5)
Tapering Plan, N (%) 74 (6.9)
Agreement Termination Reason, N (%),
 Admission to hospice/palliative care 12 (1.1)
 Death 20 (1.9)
 Contract violation or patient preference 126 (11.8)
 Contract termination 32 (3.0)
  1. SD Standard Deviation