Title

Opioid Use Among Rural Medicare Beneficiaries

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-17-2021

Keywords

rural, opioid use, Medicare, prescribing rates

Publication Title

Innovation in Aging

Abstract

The authors examine differences in opioid prescribing rates among rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries as well as among beneficiaries with chronic overlapping pain conditions. They also assess whether prescribing patterns exceed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for dose and duration, and identify socioeconomic and health risk factors associated with opioid prescribing.

Comments

For more information, please contact Dr. Yvonne Jonk, yvonne.jonk@maine.edu

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