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Primary care physicians' perspectives on the prescription opioid epidemic.

TitlePrimary care physicians' perspectives on the prescription opioid epidemic.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsKennedy-Hendricks, Alene, Susan H. Busch, Emma E. McGinty, Marcus A. Bachhuber, Jeff Niederdeppe, Sarah E. Gollust, Daniel W. Webster, David A. Fiellin, and Colleen L. Barry
JournalDrug and alcohol dependence
Date Published2016 May 21
AbstractPrescription opioid use disorder and overdose have risen substantially in the U.S. Primary care physicians are critical to many ongoing and proposed efforts to address the prescription opioid epidemic. Yet, little is known about their attitudes and beliefs surrounding this issue. This study aimed to determine primary care physicians' perceptions of the seriousness of the problem, its causes, groups responsible for addressing it, attitudes toward individuals with prescription opioid use disorder, beliefs about the effectiveness of addiction treatments, and support for various policies.
Alternate JournalDrug Alcohol Depend

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