Poor or low-income elderly adults were more likely than middle- or high-income older adults to obtain 4 or more opioid prescriptions between 2015-2016.

Poor or low-income elderly adults were more likely than middle- or high-income older adults to obtain 4 or more opioid prescriptions between 2015-2016. Additionally, in this time period annual rates of opioid use increased as health status declined. Read AHRQs MEPS brief that examines the relationship between socioeconomic status and opioid use among adults 65 and older. https://meps.ahrq.gov/data_files/publications/st515/stat515.shtml?utm_so...