This study investigates whether national clinical practice guidelines released in 2010 and provincial drug policy legislation implemented in 2011 impacted the prevalence of high-dose opioid prescribing and rates of hospital visits for opioid toxicity in Ontario.
This report and associated interactive resources evaluate the variation in opioid prescribing, opioid-related hospitalizations and emergency department visits, and opioid-related deaths across Ontario’s 49 counties and 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs).
In 2013, Ontario was one of the first payers to introduce a policy limiting reimbursements for BGTS aligned with recommendations from the Canadian Diabetes Association. This study investigates the impact of this policy on patient outcomes among adults with diabetes in Ontario.
This report describes ODPRN’s findings from studies on opioids from 2008-2015 outlining the overall trends in opioid use; the safety of opioid use; geographic variation in opioid prescribing, use and safety; and the potential impact of policy and education interventions.