The development of a Minimum Intervention Strategy (MIS) for reducing short and long-term opioid use in primary care. Opioids are widely prescribed and used as a painkiller in patients with chronic musculoskeletal complaints. However, there is doubt about the effectiveness and safety of opioids for this indication area. In particular in America but now also in the Netherlands there are problems due to overdose, addiction, side effects and excess mortality.
In this study, an intervention is developed and tested for general practitioners aimed at stopping or reducing short-term and long-term opioid use by patients with chronic musculoskeletal complaints.