Gastroenterology

Just 1% of providers prescribed half of all opioid doses in 2017




In 2017, a mere 1% of providers were responsible for 49% of all opioid doses and 27% of opioid prescriptions in the United States, according to research published in BMJ.
“The findings reveal that many physicians can justifiably feel proud that they generally prescribe opioids in a wise fashion,” Keith Humphreys, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford School of Medicine, told Healio Primary Care. “At the same time, for physicians in larger health care systems, it suggests that they may have work to do to influence a few of their colleagues to

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