A review of opioid prescription in a teaching hospital in Colombia Full Text
Journal of Pain Research, 08/17/2012
Moyano J et al. – Most prescribers prefer weak opioids, given intravenously to treat acute and chronic pain, while some patients may benefit from the prescription of more potent opioids.Methods
- Information was obtained from the pharmacy database and medical records.
- The study period was 1 month.
- Medical records of 1156 patients admitted in July 2009 were analyzed.
- The most widely prescribed opioid was tramadol; the preferred administration route was intravenous; the main indication was severe pain; and major prescribers were from surgical departments.