Rural Physicians Report Higher Rates of Bias Against OUD Patients


A study conducted by two professors at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, found that physician bias and stigma toward people who misuse opioids was greater among rural practitioners vs. those in urban settings.

The findings were recently published in the journal Psychiatric Services.

Professors Berkeley Franz, PhD, and Lindsay Dhanani, PhD, conducted an online survey of 408 board-certified physicians...