Prescription Opioid Use: Patient Characteristics and Misuse in Community Pharmacy
Highlights a study on prescription opioid use in both rural and urban communities in southwestern Pennsylvania. Analyzes data from an anonymous survey about opioid usage by type of drug and participant characteristics, such as age, gender, and education, among others.
Author(s): Gerald Cochran, Jennifer L. Bacci, Thomas Ylioja, et al. Citation: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 56(3), 248-256 Date: 05/2016 Type: Document view details
The Opioid Epidemic: Testing the Limits of Rural Healthcare
Discusses the factors that make rural communities vulnerable to the ongoing opioid epidemic and efforts needed in rural areas to address this crisis, including the role of rural first responders.
Author(s): Zachary Toliver Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 05/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Rural Communities in Crisis: Strategies to Address the Opioid Crisis
Policy brief describing the effects of the opioid and
heroin crisis in rural areas. Covers challenges to rural
healthcare organizations combating this issue, and
identifies and discusses policy recommendations for
addressing the opioid and heroin crisis in rural
communities and in rural healthcare systems.
Author(s): John A. Gale, Dave Schmitz, Michael Meit, et al. Date: 04/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association view details
Sobriety and Alcohol Use Among Rural Alaska Native Elders
Reports findings from descriptive and correlational data
gathered during a needs assessment regarding alcohol use
among Inupiat and Yup'ik Eskimo elders residing in remote,
rural villages in the Northwest region of Alaska.
Author(s): Monica C. Skewes, Jordan P. Lewis Citation: International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 75(1), 30476 Date: 02/2016 Type: Document view details
Rural Opioid Abuse: Prevalence and User Characteristics
Compares non-medical use of opioids, opiates, and heroin in rural and urban areas and assesses socioeconomic characteristics associated with their use.
Author(s): Jennifer D. Lenardson, John A. Gale, Erika C. Ziller Date: 02/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center view details
Rural Behavioral Health: Telehealth Challenges and Opportunities
Reviews the barriers to mental and substance use disorder
treatment and services in rural communities. Presents ways
telehealth can address these barriers and discusses the
challenges in implementing telehealth services in rural
areas. Addresses differences in state policies for
telemedicine coverage through private insurance.
Citation: SAMHSA In Brief, 9(2) Date: 2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration view details
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