• Effects of Opioid-Related Policies on Opioid Utilization, Nature of Medical Care, and Duration of Disability - by David Neumark, Bogdan Savych

    1 month ago - By National Bureau of Economic Research

    We examine the effects of must-access prescription drug monitoring programs and recent regulations limiting the duration of initial opioid prescriptions on care received by patients with work-related injuries, focusing on opioid utilization and medical care related to pain management. We find that must-access PDMPs contributed to declines in opioid utilization, while regulations limiting duration of initial opioid prescriptions had little effect on whether workers receive opioids, but reduced opioid use among those with prescriptions. We find limited evidence that must-access PDMPs...
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