Buprenorphine Dispensation Data Quarter 3 2016 - Current Quarterly Statewide Health

data.pa.gov | Last Updated 28 Sep 2021

View quarterly trends in buprenorphine dispensation data. Please note that buprenorphine data received by the PDMP is restricted to prescriptions filled by pharmacies. The PDMP does not collect information on the reason a controlled substance is prescribed, nor does it collect data from substance abuse treatment facilities or dispensing prescribers providing buprenorphine for substance abuse treatment. Buprenorphine is sometimes prescribed off-label for pain. Please see PDMP Data Technical Notes for additional details: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/PDMP/Pages/Data.aspx

Tags: buprenorphine, opioid, dispensation, drug, substance, abuse

This dataset has the following 18 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
County Namecounty_nametextPennsylvania County name; includes PENNSYLVANIA for the statewide rates
Rate or Countrate_or_countnumberNumber of or calculated dispensation rate for each county and PENNSYLVANIA for buprenorphine prescriptions that have been filled by a dispensar and given to a patient
Type of Drug Classtype_of_drug_classtextIdentifies the group of drugs being reported on - Buprenorphine - data received by the PDMP is restricted to prescriptions filled by pharmacies. The PDMP does not collect information on the reason a controlled substance is prescribed, nor does it collect data from substance abuse treatment facilities or dispensing prescribers providing buprenorphine for substance abuse treatment. Buprenorphine is sometimes prescribed off-label for pain. Dispensation = a prescription that has been filled by a dispensary and given to a patient
Type of Rate or Count Measuretype_of_rate_or_count_measuretextIdentifies whether the Rate or Count Column displays the count of dispensations filled by a dispensary and given to a patient or the Rate of Dispensations per 1000 Residents - calculated using quarterly counts as numerators and county populations as denominators; based on the location of the dispensary
Age Groupage_grouptextIndicates whether data represents total age population (All Ages) or specific Age Groups, including 0-14 years of age, 15-24 years of age, 25-34 years of age, 35-44 years of age, 45-54 years of age, 55-64 years of age or 65 and older (65+).
GendergendertextIndicates whether data represents both genders (All Genders) or separate values for Males and Females.
Time Measuretime_measuretextTime frame the rate is based on
YearyeartextCalendar Year the data is based on
Time Periodtime_periodtextTimeframe for calculated rate in the format of Year and Calendar Quarter (YYYY QQ)
Quarter Date Startquarter_date_startcalendar_dateStart date for the Quarter for which the data is being reported
NotesnotestextProvides information about data suppression.
County Code Numbercounty_code_numbernumberThere are 67 counties in Pennsylvania. They are number 01 through 67 in alphabetical order; 00 identifies the statewides totals.
County Code Textcounty_code_texttextThere are 67 counties in Pennsylvania. They are number 01 through 67 in alphabetical order; 00 identifies the statewides totals. This column has the codes formatted as text fields to integrate with other files where county codes are used in place of names and for easier coding within certain software
State FIPS Codestate_fips_codetextThese are the first 2 digits of the 5-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code that designate the State association. Each State has its own 2-digit number and each County within the state has its own 3-digit number which are combined into a 5-digit number to uniquely identify every US county. For more technical details : Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) after approval by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 111 (d) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 as amended by the Computer Security Act of 1987, Public Law 100-235. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the U.S., Its Possessions, and Associated Areas -- 90 Aug 31 , provides the names and codes that represent the counties and other entities treated as equivalent legal and/or statistical subdivisions of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the possessions and freely associated areas of the United States. Counties are considered to be the "first-order subdivisions" of each State and statistically equivalent entity, regardless of their local designations (county, parish, borough, etc.). Information gathered from census data - https://www.census.gov/geo/reference/codes/cou.html
County FIPS Codecounty_fips_codetextThe FIPS county code is a five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code (FIPS 6-4) which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United States, certain U.S. possessions, and certain freely associated states. This is the 3-digit part of the 5-digit county FIPS code specifically standing for the county.
LatitudelatitudetextThis includes a generic point of Latitude for each county and a generic point for the state of PA to help with creating visuals such as maps. If the statewide total for PA should be shown on the map, this latitude provides the means to show the statewide total at the SE part of PA actually in Maryland, so that the statewide total can be shown on on the map without adding to the total within another county.
LongitudelongitudetextThis includes a generic point of Longitude for each county and a generic point for the state of PA to help with creating visuals such as maps. If the statewide total for PA should be shown on the map, this latitude provides the means to show the statewide total at the SE part of PA actually in Maryland, so that the statewide total can be shown on on the map without adding to the total within another county.
Georeferenced Latitude & Longitudegeocoded_columnpointThis includes a generic georeferenced point of Latitude and Longitude for each county and a generic point for the state of PA to help with creating visuals such as maps. If the statewide total for PA should be shown on the map, this centroid provides the means to show the statewide total at the SE part of PA actually in Maryland, so that the statewide total can be shown on on the map without adding to the total within another county.