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2022 Jul 08

BMC Prim Care



Opioid prescribing in general practice: an Australian cross-sectional survey.


Reid S, Day C, White N, Harrison C, Haber P, Bayram C
BMC Prim Care. 2022 Jul 08; 23(1):171.
PMID: 35804306.


Prescribed opioid doses > 100 mg oral morphine equivalent (OME) and/or co-prescribing of sedating psychoactive medications increase the risk of unintentional fatal overdose. We describe general practice encounters where opioids are prescribed and examine high-risk opioid prescribing.