Am J Prev Med 2021 Jun 17;60(6):831-839. Epub 2021 Mar 17.
ICES, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Unity Health Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:
Introduction: Dentists are a common source of opioid exposure. This study investigates the association between initial dental opioid prescription characteristics and subsequent persistent use and examines the rate of opioid overdose after initiation.
Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted among Ontario residents who were dispensed an initial opioid prescription originating from a dentist between October 2014 and September 2018 (data were analyzed in October 2019-May 2020). Read More