Estimating Optimal Quantities for Initial Opioid Analgesic Prescriptions for Acute Pain Conditions Presenting to Surgical Settings

Basic Details
Date Posted
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Medical Product
opioid analgesic
Health Outcome(s)
drug refill probability

The goal of this query was to estimate refill rates associated with initial opioid analgesic prescriptions of varying durations for oral opioid analgesics following 12 surgical procedures in the Sentinel Distributed Database (SDD). Data from October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2015 from 17 Data Partners contributing to the SDD were included in this report. This request was distributed on October 10, 2018.

Additional Details
FDA Center
Time Period
October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2015
Study Type
Modular Program
Assessment Type
Exploratory Analyses
Population / Cohort
Individuals 18 years of age and older
Data Sources
Sentinel Distributed Database (SDD)