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Human Studies

2021 Feb 03

JCO Oncol Pract

Racial, Ethnic, and Socioeconomic Discrepancies in Opioid Prescriptions Among Older Patients With Cancer.


Vitzthum LK, Nalawade V, Riviere P, Sumner W, Nelson T, Mell LK, Furnish T, Rose B, Martínez M E, Murphy JD
JCO Oncol Pract. 2021 Feb 03:OP2000773.
PMID: 33534647.


Minority race and lower socioeconomic status are associated with lower rates of opioid prescription and undertreatment of pain in multiple noncancer healthcare settings. It is not known whether these differences in opioid prescribing exist among patients undergoing cancer treatment.