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Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2022 Feb 16

J Rural Health

Rurality impacts pain care for female veterans similarly to male veterans.


Hadlandsmyth K, Driscoll MA, Mares JG, Au V, Miell K R, Lund BC
J Rural Health. 2022 Feb 16.
PMID: 35170073.


Rural disparities exist in access to multidisciplinary pain care with higher rates of opioid prescribing in rural regions. Among Veterans, who have prevalent rates of chronic pain, women often evidence complex presentations, multiple comorbidities, and dissatisfaction with care. This study investigates the impact of rurality on pain care for women specifically, and whether this varies from the impact of rurality for men.