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Buyback Program of Unused Prescription Opioids in US Rural Communities, 2017–2018

Description
Describes a buyback intervention that was designed to encourage rural, ambulatory surgery patients to return unused prescription opioids to a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital. Provides data on patient characteristics as well as percent of opioids prescribed and returned during 2017 and 2018. Includes implications for public health.
Author(s)
Jean Liu, Julie Franklin, Frank Gesek, Joseph Anderson
Citation
American Journal of Public Health, 110(9), 1318-1324
Date
2020
Type
Document
Tagged as
Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Physicians · Prescription drug misuse · Public health · Statistics and data · Surgery · Veterans