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Prevalence of pethidine prescriptions in Taiwan(2008–2018)

  • At: Seville (Spain) (2022)
  • Type: Digital
  • By: CHU, Li-Ling (Chi-Mei Medical Center, Taiwan)
  • Co-author(s): Mrs Li-Ling Chu, Pharmacy (Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan)
    Mr Jhi-Joung Wang, Anesthesiology (Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan)
    Mr Chung-Han Ho, Medical Research (Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan)
    Mrs Hui-Chen Su, Pharmacy (Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan)
  • Abstract:

    Background: Pethidine is effective for severe pain; however, the safety issue is also a primary concern. To better understand the pethidine use in Taiwan, we conducted this study.
    Methods: Data on patients with pethidine prescriptions were collected using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Database (NHID).
    Results: Our analysis of opioid..

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