Healthcare use and prescription of opioids in rural residents with pain.

@article{Kapoor2014HealthcareUA,
  title={Healthcare use and prescription of opioids in rural residents with pain.},
  author={Shweta Kapoor and Beverly E. Thorn},
  journal={Rural and remote health},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          2879
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Chronic pain is a major public health problem. Increased healthcare utilization by individuals with pain puts enormous burden on financial and health resources. There is extremely limited understanding of psychosocial factors that affect healthcare use and prescription of opioids in individuals who experience heightened healthcare disparities associated with being African-American, having low income, and with rural residency. Health disparities research indicates that rural… CONTINUE READING
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