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Table 2 Clinical description of the characteristic related with dependence to legally opioids observed in the 60 patients studied

From: Dependence to legally prescribed opioid analgesics in a university hospital in Medellin-Colombia: an observational study

Description Yes (%) No (%) No data (%)
Number of patients with opioid related disorders according to ICD-10 codes (F11.1, F11.2, F11.3, F11.8 and F11.9) 40 (67) 20 (33) 0 (0)
Number of patients involved in the study that started the consumption of opioids by legal prescription to treat any pain 53 (88) 4 (7) 3 (5)
Number of patients with description in the clinical chart of the pain rating scale use previous to the first prescription of opioid 15 (25) 16 (27) 29 (48)
Number of patients suffering clinical complications (i.e., psychosis) related to opioid consumption 8 (13) 47 (78) 5 (8)
Number of patients with dependence to legal opioids perpetuated by self-medication 54 (90) 2 (3) 4 (7)
Number of patients with dependence to legal opioids perpetuated also by diversion consumption for nonmedical use 9 (15) 32 (53) 19 (32)
Number of patients with description in the clinical chart of simultaneous use of psychotropic substance(s) as tobacco, alcohol and others 19 (32) 27 (45) 14 (23)