Abstract| Volume 23, ISSUE 3, PB19, March 2022

Patient Perspectives on Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) in the Nursing Home

      Substance use disorders (SUD) and opioid use disorders (OUD) in older adults represent one of the fastest-growing public health concerns in the United States.1 A 2020 CDC report showed that drug overdose deaths among adults aged 65 and older increased more than six-fold from 1999-2019.2 As the older adult population ages and enters nursing homes (NH) in increasing numbers, it is crucial to consider the experience and perspectives of this patient population in order to improve care.
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