Study: Doctors from elite schools prescribe fewer opioids

From Axios:

In a paper published Monday with the National Bureau of Economic Research, Princeton economists Molly Schnell and Janet Currie find a “striking relationship” between the frequency of prescriptions and medical school attended: doctors trained at top-ranked medical schools like Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Penn, Stanford and Washington University in St. Louis “are less likely to write any opioid prescriptions,” they write. And such doctors who doprescribe opiates do so at a lower rate than the typical MD.

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