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Opioid prescribing in Australian general practice

Christopher M Harrison, Janice Charles, Joan Henderson and Helena Britt
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (6): 380-381.

Opioid use is increasing, and not just for chronic conditions or cancer

Christopher M Harrison, BPsych(Hons), MSocHlth, Senior Analyst
Janice Charles, BA, MSc(Med), Project Manager
Joan Henderson, BAppSc(HIM)(Hons), PhD(Med), Deputy Director
Helena Britt, BA, PhD, Director
Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
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Hall WD, Farrell MP. Minimising the misuse of oxycodone and other pharmaceutical opioids in Australia [editorial]. Med J Aust 2011; 195: 248-249.
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Britt H, Miller G, Charles J, et al. General practice activity in Australia 2010–11. Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2011. http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/sup/9781920899868 (accessed Mar 2012).
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Britt H, Miller GC, Charles J, et al. A decade of Australian general practice activity 2001–02 to 2010–11. Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2011. http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/sup/9781920899875 (accessed Mar 2012).
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Harrison CM, Britt HC, Charles J. Sex of the GP — 20 years on. Med J Aust 2011; 195: 192-196.
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O’Halloran J, Miller GC, Britt H. Defining chronic conditions for primary care with ICPC-2. Fam Pract 2004; 21: 381-386.
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