Clinical Use

Request permission to clinically use the Opioid Risk Tool.

Further validation of the Opioid Risk Tool has been demonstrated by Martin D. Cheatle PhD.

Full reference:

Cheatle MD, Compton PA, Dhingra L, Wasser TE, O’Brien CP. Development of the Revised Opioid Risk Tool to Predict Opioid Use Disorder in Patients with Chronic Nonmalignant Pain. J Pain. 2019 Jul;20(7):842-851. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2019.01.011. Epub 2019 Jan 26. PMID: 30690168; PMCID: PMC6768552.


Also, see Predicting Aberrant Behaviors in Opioid-Treated Patients: Preliminary Validation of the Opioid Risk Tool



The tool is a guide for clinicians. Interpretation of the results by a physician is advised and it not intended to be used in isolation of other clinical data.


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