Recent Research from the ODPRN

Impact of changes in opioid funding and clinical policies on rapid tapering of opioids in Ontario, Canada

This study found that opioid-related policies and guidelines introduced in 2016 and 2017 were associated with temporary increases in the prevalence of rapid opioid dose tapering events.

Greater than the Sum: Applying daily-dose equivalents to antipsychotic prescription claims to study real-world effects

This study provides a detailed example of dose conversion methods by quantifying the burden of antipsychotic use among a cohort of older adults with dementia. 

Measuring the impacts of the Using Antibiotics Wisely campaign on Canadian community utilization of oral antibiotics for respiratory tract infections: a time-series analysis from 2015 to 2019

This study explored the impact of the Using Antibiotics Wisely primary care campaign on antibiotic utilization in Canada and found little overall change in antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in recent years.

Trends and outcomes of serious complications associated with non-fatal opioid overdoses in Ontario, Canada

This study found a substantial increase in the rate of serious complications due to opioid overdoses and a high degree of healthcare use and risk of death in the following year.

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