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Prescribed Drug utilisation in women before, during and after pregnancy.


This study aimed to determine the prevalence and patterns of prescribed medication use before, during and after pregnancy as little is known about the use of prescribed medications among pregnant women. Data from the ALSWH were linked with Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) data to determine patterns of prescribed medications. From the 1973-78 cohort (aged 27-32) 535 women were selected who had given birth to a child in 2005. The project has completed all analysis and a paper submitted for peer review. Currently waiting on reviewers comments.