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2023 Jul 27

Eur J Pain


Socioeconomic risk factors for long-term opioid use: A national registry-linkage study.


Nestvold HH, Skurtveit SS, Hamina A, Hjellvik V, Odsbu I


Opioid use has increased substantially as a treatment for chronic pain, although harms from long-term opioid therapy outweigh the benefits. More knowledge about factors associated with long-term opioid use is needed. We aimed to investigate the association between socioeconomic status and long-term opioid use in the period 2010-2019.