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
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..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship
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).