• Congressional Testimony

Prescription use of opioids in patients in VHA compared to other health care systems

Citation

Edlund, M. J. Testimony at a Congressional Hearing, Prescription use of opioids in patients in VHA compared to other health care systems, Testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs Hearing on Overmedication: Problems and Solutions (2014) (Testimony of Mark J. Edlund, MD, PhD), , April 2014

Abstract

Edlund provided initial findings of RTI’s research that examined and compared the prescription use of opioids in patients in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to other health care systems, particularly among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans.Eldund testified that substance abuse patients at the VHA were less likely to be heavy users of opioids thatn similar patients in other health care systems.