The Association Between the Supply of Nonpharmacologic Providers, Use of Nonpharmacologic Pain Treatments and High-risk Opioid Prescription Patterns Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain

chris@csa.co.za
By chris@csa.co.za April 4, 2020 08:49

The Association Between the Supply of Nonpharmacologic Providers, Use of Nonpharmacologic Pain Treatments and High-risk Opioid Prescription Patterns Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain

Opioids are prescribed more frequently than non- pharmacologic treatments for persistent musculoskeletal pain (MSP). We estimate the association between the supply of physical therapy (PT) and mental health (MH) providers and early nonpharmacologic service use with high-risk opioid prescriptions among Medicare beneficiaries with persistent MSP.

 

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chris@csa.co.za
By chris@csa.co.za April 4, 2020 08:49

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