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OPIOID USE FOLLOWING ELECTIVE SURGERY IN AN AUSTRALIAN ADULT COHORT

  • At: 2019 FIP Congress in AbuDhabi (United Arab Emirates)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: LIM, Renly (University of South Australia, Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, Australia)
  • Co-author(s): Renly Lim: Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Elizabeth Roughead: Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Emmae Ramsay: Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Anna Moffat: Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Nicole Pratt: Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
  • Abstract:

    Background

    In Australia, it is unclear whether initial opioid use to manage acute post-surgical pain leads to chronic opioid use.

    Methods

    This is a retrospective cohort study using administrative health claims database from the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). DVA gold card holders aged between 18 and 100 years who were

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Last update 21 September 2019

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