Opioid use after injury in new zealand - research findings from the accident compensation corporation (acc)

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: GOYAL, Sunita (Accident Compensation Corporation (New Zealand), Clinical Services Directorate (Corporate Clinical Advice), Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Co-author(s): Sunita Goyal: Lead Pharmaceutical Advisor, Clinical Services Directorate, Accident Compensation Corporation, Wellington, New Zealand
    Robyn Griffiths: School of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Internationally, workers' compensation agencies have identified a correlation between the increased prescribing of opioids and an increase in resultant harms; notably addiction, falls, mental health issues, abnormal pain responses and death by overdose. Although opioids were used by ACC clients after injury, the prevalence and impact of..

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