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Human Studies

2022 Jul 11

J Gen Intern Med

Variation in Clinical Characteristics and Longitudinal Outcomes in Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder Diagnosis Codes.


Powell VD, MacLeod C, Sussman J, Lin LA, Bohnert ASB, Lagisetty P
J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Jul 11.
PMID: 35819683.


Patterns of opioid use vary, including prescribed use without aberrancy, limited aberrant use, and potential opioid use disorder (OUD). In clinical practice, similar opioid-related International Classification of Disease (ICD) codes are applied across this spectrum, limiting understanding of how groups vary by sociodemographic factors, comorbidities, and long-term risks.