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High use of tramadol in Germany: an analysis of statutory health insurance data.

Authors
  • Tholen, Kathrin
  • Hoffmann, Falk
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2012
Volume
21
Issue
9
Pages
1013–1021
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/pds.3266
PMID: 22674664
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Despite some limitations, this study shows the prescriptions of tramadol in Germany in an authentic way. It seems that there are some 'challenging' patients that present a treatment dilemma for some prescribers. This might result in a high use of tramadol.

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