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2022 Jan-Dec

J Prim Care Community Health


Changes in Outpatient Opioid Prescribing During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis.


Rikin S, Perez HR, Zhang C, Khalid L, Groeger J, Deng Y, Starrels JL
J Prim Care Community Health. 2022 Jan-Dec; 13:21501319221076926.
PMID: 35142228.


Changes in health care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted opioid prescribing. This study evaluated the impact of restrictions on in-person care on opioid prescribing in the outpatient setting. The hypothesis was that after restrictions to in-person care were implemented, there would be a reduction in the number of chronic and non-chronic opioid prescriptions.