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Human Studies

2020 May 01

JAMA Netw Open



Indication-Specific Opioid Prescribing for US Patients With Medicaid or Private Insurance, 2017.


Mikosz CA, Zhang K, Haegerich T, Xu L, Losby JL, Greenspan A, Baldwin G, Dowell D
JAMA Netw Open. 2020 May 01; 3(5):e204514.
PMID: 32391892.


Although opioids can be effective medications in certain situations, they are associated with harms, including opioid use disorder and overdose. Studies have revealed unexplained prescribing variation and prescribing mismatched with patient-reported pain for many indications.