Thursday, November 10, 2016

ODPRN report on opioid use and adverse events in Ontario

These results, by Ontario County, reflect non-cancer pain medical situations.

These numbers reflect only people covered by the Ontario Drug Benefit Program: seniors, ODSP clients, Trillium, Ontario Works, LTC residents, Home Care patient recipients.

 Over the past two decades there has been growing concern about the rising use of opioids – and high strength opioid prescribing in general – to treat chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP). Furthermore, the rising prevalence of abuse, misuse and addiction related to opioids has driven concerns regarding accidental opioid overdoses that may lead to hospitalizations for toxicity, and sometimes death.
ODRPN has done a fabulous job isolating rates of Opioid use by county and LHINs.

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