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Opioid prescribing trends and geographical variation in England, 1998–2018: a retrospective database study

Abstract:
Background There is a call for greater monitoring of opioid prescribing in the UK, particularly of strong opioids in chronic pain, for which there is little evidence of clinical benefit. We aimed to comprehensively assess trends and variation in opioid prescribing in primary care in England, from 1998 to 2018, and to assess factors associated with high-dose opioid prescribing behaviour in general practices. Methods We did a retrospective database study using... Expand abstract
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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/S2215-0366(18)30471-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3429-9576
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-8114-9186
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-4932-6135
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Psychiatry Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
2
Pages:
140-150
Publication date:
2018-12-20
Acceptance date:
2018-11-25
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ISSN:
2215-0366
Pubs id:
pubs:952219
URN:
uri:ec48af00-1005-4511-8f28-4ab8b0bfb963
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uuid:ec48af00-1005-4511-8f28-4ab8b0bfb963
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pubs:952219

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