Comparison of Opioid Prescribing by Dentists in the United States and England | Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network
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Question How do opioid prescribing patterns differ between dentists in the United States and dentists in England?
Findings In this cross-sectional study of opioid prescribing by dentists in 2016, the proportion of dental prescriptions that were opioids was 37 times greater in the United States than in England.
Meaning In light of similar oral health and dentist use between the 2 countries, it is likely that opioid prescribing by US dentists is excessive and could be reduced.