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Race and ethnicity and nonpharmacologic care for chronic low back pain

JAMA Network Open

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: In this study of Medicare beneficiaries with comorbid chronic low back pain and opioid use disorder (OUD), receipt of physical therapy and chiropractic care was low overall and lower across most racial and ethnic minority groups compared with non-Hispanic white persons. The findings underscore the need to address inequities in guideline-concordant pain management, particularly among Black or African American and Hispanic persons with OUD.

Authors: Patience Moyo, Ph.D., of the Brown University School of Public Health in Providence, Rhode Island is the corresponding author.

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(doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.33251)

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