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​Antenatl screenins for illicit drug use

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Qld PDC: An indicator Yes/No for whether antenatal screening for illicit drug use was performed. (Use of amphetamines, opiates and marijuana is associated with preterm birth. Illicit drugs include illegal drugs (such as cannabis, opiates, and certain types of stimulants), pharmaceutical drugs (such as pain-killers and tranquilisers) when used for non-medical purposes, and other substances used inappropriately (such as inhalants)).






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Tas PDC collects this information in Obstetrix Tas, a statewide Electronic Perinatal Database that is used in public maternity and publically contracted private hospitals throughout Tasmania.

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