Journal article

A comparison of educational events for physicians and nurses in Australia sponsored by opioid manufacturers.

Quinn Grundy, Sasha Mazzarello, Sarah Brennenstuhl, Emily A Karanges

PLoS One | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Educational activities for physicians sponsored by opioid manufacturers are implicated in the over- and mis-prescribing of opioids. However, the implications of promotion to nurses are poorly understood. Nurses play a key role in assessing pain, addressing the determinants of pain, and administering opioid medications. We sought to understand the nature and content of pain-related educational events sponsored by opioid manufacturers and to compare events targeting physicians and nurses. METHODS: We conducted a cross sectional, descriptive analysis of pharmaceutical company reports detailing 116,845 sponsored educational events attended by health professionals from 2011 to 2015 in..

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