Opioid use is highest in the most disadvantaged arthritis patients

People with inflammatory arthritis taking high potency opioids are typically older and have a lower socioeconomic status than people taking no opioids or low potency opioids. But it is their higher disability (HAQ) scores that is the most significant predictor of high potency opioid use, according to research from the Australian Rheumatology Association Database (ARAD). ...

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