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How can geographical information systems and spatial analysis inform a response to prescription opioid misuse? A discussion in the context of existing literature

Mazumdar, Soumya; McRae, Ian; Islam, Md Mofizul


The misuse of prescription opioids is a major public health problem in the United States, Canada, Australia and other parts of the developed world. Methods to quantify dimensions of the risk environment in relation to drug usage and law enforcement that are both structural and spatial, draw geography into traditional public health research even though there has been limited attempt to address the prescription opioid misuse problem from a geographic perspective. We discuss how geographic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Current drug abuse reviews


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