Today we are here with Dr. Thomas Kline and Jonelle Elgaway, of the National Pain Council, a citizen’s group with no ties to any university, drug company, corporate entity, or government entity, operating solely as an independent entity to provide facts and write papers in support for legislative change over the opioid epidemic.
We discuss the current state of fear that has come to define opioid policy and legislation. We conclude by identifying opportunities for patients affected by harmful laws and policies to get involved with the National Pain Council.
Antibiotic Prescriptions Associated With COVID-19 Outpatient Visits Among Medicare Beneficiaries, April 2020 to April 2021
Outpatient Visits for COVID-19 and Associated Antibiotic Prescriptions Among Medicare Beneficiaries Aged 65 Years or Older, by Setting, US, April 2020 to April 2021. The volume of COVID-19 visits differed by setting: emergency department, 525 608 (45.8% of all visits); office, 295 983 (25.3%); telehealth, 260 261 (22.3%); and urgent care, 77 268 (6.6%).
Source: Journal of American Medical Association Network