Identifying predictors of oxycodone requirements for post-operative pain
- At: 2014 FIP Congress in Bangkok (Thailand)
- Type: Poster
- By: POOLE, Susan (Alfred Health, Pharmacy Department, Melbourne, Australia)
- Co-author(s): Byrne, Laura (Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia)
Thompson, Kerry (Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia)
Dooley, Michael (Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia)
Objective: Oxycodone misuse has been identified as an emerging problem in Australia. This study aimed to ascertain if patients are being prescribing more oxycodone than required for post-operative pain.
Method: A cohort study investigated patients' pain scores, inpatient use of oxycodone and quantity prescribed on discharge. Patients were called.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.