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Human Studies

2019 Nov 01

JAMA Netw Open



Association of Disability With Mortality From Opioid Overdose Among US Medicare Adults.


Kuo Y-F, Raji MA, Goodwin JS
JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Nov 01; 2(11):e1915638.
PMID: 31730188.


Patients qualifying for Medicare disability have the highest rates of opioid use compared with older Medicare beneficiaries and commercial insurance beneficiaries. Research on opioid overdose deaths in this population can help identify appropriate interventions.