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Prescription opioid dispensing in New South Wales, Australia: spatial and temporal variation

Islam, M.M.; McRae, Ian; Mazumdar, Soumya; Simpson, Paul; Wollersheim, Dennis; Fatema, Kaniz; Butler, TG


Background: Patterns of opioid dispensing often exhibit substantial temporal and geographical variability, which has implications for public health policy decisions and interventions. The study examined recent trends in prescription opioid dispensing and identified high dispensing areas and factors associated with the doses dispensed. Methods: Three years (1 January 2013–31 December 2015) of dispensing data of prescription opioids in local government areas (LGAs) for New South Wales (NSW),...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology
DOI: 10.1186/s40360-018-0219-0
Access Rights: Open Access


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