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Papers: 31 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019

Human Studies

2019 Aug 02

JAMA Netw Open



Association of Primary Care Clinic Appointment Time With Opioid Prescribing.


Neprash HT, Barnett ML
JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Aug 02; 2(8):e1910373.
PMID: 31469396.


Time pressure to provide a quick fix is commonly cited as a reason why opioids are frequently prescribed in the United States, but there is little evidence of an association between appointment timing and clinical decision-making. As the workday progresses and appointments run behind schedule, physicians may be more likely to prescribe opioids.