Recent Research from the ODPRN

Inequities in access to primary care among opioid recipients in Ontario, Canada: A population-based cohort study

This study compares the rate of securing a new primary care provider among people with varying histories of opioid use who recently lost their primary care physician, and the rate of all-cause emergency department visits and healthcare encounters for opioid-related overdose during the period of provider loss.

Measuring the burden of opioid-related mortality in Ontario, Canada, during the COVID-19 pandemic

This study quantifies the added burden of fatal opioid overdoses occurring in Ontario during the first 6 months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Changing circumstances surrounding opioid-related deaths in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic

This report describes patterns surrounding opioid-related deaths that occurred in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic up to the end of December 2020.

Characterizing prescription benzodiazepine use among community-dwelling residents of Ontario, Canada

This study examines trends and patterns in prescription benzodiazepine use in Ontario, describe characteristics of Ontarians with new benzodiazepine use and indications for treatment, and explore patterns of benzodiazepine and opioid co-prescribing


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