The use of record linkage to examine illicit drug use in pregnancy.

@article{Burns2006TheUO,
  title={The use of record linkage to examine illicit drug use in pregnancy.},
  author={Lucy Burns and Richard P. Mattick and Margaret Cooke},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2006},
  volume={101 6},
  pages={873-82}
}
AIMS To examine the obstetric and perinatal outcomes for women with a drug-related hospital admission during pregnancy. DESIGN Antenatal and birth admissions to New South Wales (NSW) hospitals from the NSW Inpatient Statistics Collection were linked to birth information from the NSW Midwives Data Collection over a 5-year period (1998-2002). MEASUREMENTS Birth admissions were flagged as positive for drug use where a birth admission or any pregnancy admission for that birth involved an opioid… CONTINUE READING