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Patterns of analgesic and anti-inflammatory medicine use by Australian veterans

Pearson, Sallie-Anne; Ringland, C.; Kelman, Chris; Mant, A.; Lowinger, J.; Stark, H.; Nichol, G.; Day, Richard O; Henry, David A

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Background: We examined analgesic and anti-inflammatory medicine use by Australian veterans before and after the introduction of selective Cox-2 inhibitors. Methods: We studied cohorts of Gold Card-holding veterans using prescription data held by the Department of Veterans' Affairs for the period 1 July 1998 to 30 June 2004. Outcomes were volume dispensed, average daily quantity and cumulative incidence of use of paracetamol-containing and aspirin-containing medicines, non-selective and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49958
Source: Internal Medicine Journal
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2007.01516.x

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