Roman Hudec, Lýdia Božeková, Viliam Foltán, Milan Kriška
Utilisation data helps to evaluate level of health service. Usage of opioids is one of the markers of reached progress in therapy. Our results showed increasing utilisation of opioids in Slovakia, but is still very low in comparison with more advanced countries. Doctors attitude results probably from their apprehension of adverse reaction. Consumption of opioids in Slovakia is low, but we cannot say we have less pain. It is needed to continue in increasing usage of opioids and to eliminate proofless opiophoby.