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Term: Opioid Prescriptions

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2010-08-12


This measures the crude and adjusted percentage of residents aged 16 and older with at least one prescription for opioids in a fiscal year. Chronic prevalence was defined as at least three prescriptions in the fiscal year. Opioids were identified by ATC codes N02A, N07BC02, R05DA01, R05DA03-R05DA06, R05DA12, R05DA20, R05FA01, and R05FA02. The denominator includes all Manitoba residents aged 16 and older at the end of the fiscal year.

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  • Martens PJ, Bartlett J, Burland E, Prior H, Burchill C, Huq S, Romphf L, Sanguins J, Carter S, Bailly A. Profile of Metis Health Status and Healthcare Utilization in Manitoba: A Population-Based Study. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2010. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] [Additional Materials] (View)

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