Journal article

Trends in Dental Medication Prescribing in Australia during the COVID-19 Pandemic

M Mian, L Teoh, M Hopcraft

JDR CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and subsequent restrictions on dental services have had a significant impact on the provision of dental care in Australia and around the world. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of COVID-19 on medications prescribed by dentists under the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). METHODS: Data on the number of dental prescriptions dispensed for all medications listed on the PBS Dental Schedule, from January 2019 to June 2020, were extracted from publicly available data sets. Analysis of prescription trends was performed for 1) total medications, 2) each major medication class, and 3) individual medications. The number o..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was supported by the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (no. 241616) (LT).