This study identified populations with non-cancer chronic pain to determine which patients may be more likely to receive an opioid prescription in an outpatient setting.
A new study in JAMA has found that patient-reported pain satisfaction scores on Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys are not associated with rates of opioid prescribing after surgery.
A cohort study of TRICARE patients found that those who began to use statins were more likely to be diagnosed with a back disorder.
In primary care, nurse practitioners and physician assistants do not necessarily order more ancillary services, or more costly services among alternatives, than physicians.

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