- •Thirty-five percent of Ontarians living with traumatic spinal cord injury use prescription opioids.
- •Male sex; age between 40 and 60 years; thoracic, lumbar, or sacral injury level; osteoarthritis; and low income increase the risk of chronic opioid use.
- •Time since injury, age between 40 and 50 years, and higher comorbidity increase the risk of chronic high dose use.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:ADG (aggregated diagnosis group), CI (confidence interval), IQR (interquartile range), RR (relative risk), SCI (spinal cord injury)
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Supported by ICES , which is funded by an annual grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). Parts of this material are based on data and information compiled and provided by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. However, the analyses, conclusions, opinions, and statements expressed herein are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of Canadian Institute for Health Information, ICES, or the MOHLTC. No endorsement is intended or should be inferred.
Supported by a Connaught New Investigator Award (University of Toronto), and the Craig H. Neilsen Psychosocial Research Pilot grant (PSR2-17, grant no. 441259 ). Dr Guilcher is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Embedded Clinician Scientist Salary Award on Transitions in Care (grant no. 368761) working with Ontario Health (Quality; formerly Health Quality Ontario). Dr Lofters is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award (grant no. 361005), as a Clinician Scientist at the University of Toronto Department of Family & Community Medicine, and as the Chair in Implementation Science at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers at Women’s College Hospital in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society. The opinions, results, and conclusions reported herein are those of the authors and are independent from the funding sources.