An aid to prescribing narcotics for relief of cancer pain

S. A. Grossman, V. R. Sheidler

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Many doctors and other health workers have a poor knowledge of narcotic analgesia and lack the skills necessary for correctly prescribing drugs for the relief of cancer pain. The narcotic equivalency index, described below, simplifies the teaching of the principles of narcotic administration and provides a uniform approach to prescribing narcotics; it can be used in specialized cancer centres and in community health facilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-529
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Health Forum
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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