Proportion of opioid use due to compensated workers' compensation claims in Manitoba, Canada

@inproceedings{Kraut2015ProportionOO,
  title={Proportion of opioid use due to compensated workers' compensation claims in Manitoba, Canada},
  author={Allen G. Kraut and Leigh Anne Shafer and Colette B. Raymond},
  booktitle={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND This study identifies the percentage of opioids prescribed for compensated workplace conditions in Manitoba, Canada and whether Workers Compensation Board (WCB) status is associated with higher prescription opioid doses. METHODS Opioid prescriptions for WCB recipients were linked with databases housed at the Manitoba Center for Health Policy. Duration of continuous opioid prescription and morphine equivalents (ME) per day (ME/D) were calculated for individuals age 18-65. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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