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Human Studies

2021 Feb 24

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)

Societal Cost of Opioid Use in Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis Patients in the United States.


Huizinga JL, Stanley EE, Sullivan JK, Song S, Hunter DJ, Paltiel DA, Neogi T, Edwards RR, Katz JN, Losina E
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 Feb 24.
PMID: 33629485.


Symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (SKOA) is a chronic, disabling condition, requiring long-term pain management; over 800,000 SKOA patients in the USA use opioids chronically. We aim to characterize the societal economic burden of opioid use in this population.