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

    Basic Details
    Date Posted
    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
    Analysis Type
    Custom Code
    Population / Cohort
    Individuals 18 years of age and older
    Data Sources
    Sentinel Distributed Database (SDD)