New tool to create custom opioid consumption graphs

This article originally appeared in ehospice

The Pain & Policy Studies Group (PPSG) is excited to announce the addition of a new tool on their website to explore opioid consumption data and updated global, regional, and national consumption data for fentanyl, hydromorphone, methadone, morphine, oxycodone and pethidine. This new tool, custom consumption graphs for opioid medicines, allows users to select, customise and create charts of the opioid consumption data and download them as either an image file (png) or a PDF for use in presentations or publications.

This new tool has become a part of a collection of tools on the PPSG website which can be used to interactively explore these data:

  • an interactive global map allows users to select the opioid medicine and year (1964 – most recent) to display, providing an immediate visual image of the variation in consumption of opioids throughout the world, and
  • an interactive opioid consumption chart allows users to explore the relationship between opioid consumption trends for a particular country and other country characteristics such as the Human Development Index

You can explore these data by creating three types of charts and selecting the countries, regions, medicines, years, etc. in which you are interested.