Rural and Urban Differences in Primary Care Pain Treatment by Clinician Type
Explores the differences in opioid prescribing patterns of nurse practitioners and primary care physicians in both rural and urban areas. Also compares physical therapy referrals by location and clinician type.
Hannah Neprash, Laura Barrie Smith, Shailendra Prasad, Bethany Sheridan, Katy Kozhimannil
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Physicians · Prescription drug misuse · Primary care · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data