Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Study reveals troubling disparities in prescribing opioids for patients with nonmalignant chronic pain

(University of Kansas) Published in the journal Pain Medicine, the analysis of 690 million outpatient visits related to nonmalignant chronic pain between 2000 and 2007 suggests prescriptions of opioids are influenced by non-medical factors such as a patient's form of insurance, geographic region and patient's relationship to the provider.
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