Substance Use Disorders
Opioid Prescribing by Dentists in the Veterans Health AdministrationNonopioid analgesics are more effective for most oral pain, but data suggest that dental prescribing of opioids is excessive. This study evaluates the extent to which opioids exceed recommendations and the characteristics associated with opioid overprescribing by Veterans Health Administration dentists.
Outpatient Prescribing of Antibiotics and Opioids by Veterans Health Administration Providers, 2015–2017Antibiotics and opioids are targeted by public health and stewardship communities for reductions in prescribing across the country. This study evaluates trends and factors associated with outpatient prescribing by dental and medical providers in a large integrated health system.