Erik Ellehoj, Medical Geographer/ Analytical Cartographer, Okaki Health Intelligence
The purpose of the Triplicate Prescription Program Atlas is to provide an overview of provincial TPP medication utilization. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) is responsible for the production and contents of the atlas with support from Okaki Health Intelligence.
Provincial utilization data is presented for two analytic classes of medications: opioids (including codeine containing medications) and benzodiazepines (including zoplicone and zolpidem).
The source of the information on medication utilization is dispenses from community pharmacies found within Alberta’s Pharmaceutical Information Network (PIN). The atlas presents the data as tables, graphs, and maps .