Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 08 November 2013 16:08
Having more healthcare personnel isn’t necessarily a good thing when it comes to opioid abuse.
A recent study by researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis indicated that access to healthcare raised the availability of prescription opioids, serving to increase the number of opioid abuse and consequences. The study found that the structure of local health care systems in a given county accounts for whether or not there is access to opioids.
The study was presented at the American Public Health Association annual meeting.