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Regional and Rural–Urban Variation in Opioid Prescribing in the Veterans Health Administration

Description
Examines geographic variation in opioid prescribing patterns at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities, including by region and for rural and urban veterans. Addresses opioids prescribed per capita, prescription incidence, length of use, and prevalence of use. Includes a chart showing rural/urban per capita prescriptions over time.
Author(s)
Brian C. Lund, Michael E. Ohl, Katherine Hadlandsmyth, Hilary J. Mosher
Citation
Military Medicine
Date
05/2019
Type
Document
Tagged as
Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Prescription drug misuse · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Veterans