NHS England Low Priority Treatment - fentanyl immediate release by all CCGs

Why it matters: Fentanyl, in the form of tablets, lozenges, films and nasal spray, is an opioid analgesic used for breakthrough cancer pain. There is little evidence it is more effective than oral morphine (such as oramorph) but it is much more expensive. This indicator does not include fentanyl patches, which are not immediate release.

Description: Cost of fentanyl immediate release per 1000 patients

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Tagged as: Cost Saving, NHS England Low Priority, Opioids, Pain, Safety (or browse all measures)

CCGs are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual CCG, plus deciles across all CCGs in the NHS in England.

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