Opioid Risk Tool (ORT)
The Opioid Risk Tool (ORT) is a brief, self-report or clinician rated screening tool designed for use with adult patients in primary care settings to assess risk for opioid abuse among individuals prescribed opioids for treatment of chronic pain. Patients categorized as high-risk are at increased likelihood of future abusive drug-related behaviours. This tool is best administered to patients upon an initial visit prior to beginning opioid therapy. The ORT measured the following risk factors based on scientific literature: personal and family history of substance abuse; age; history of preadolescent sexual abuse; and certain psychological diseases.