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Opioid Prescribing for the Treatment of Acute Pain in Children on Hospital Discharge.

Opioid Prescribing for the Treatment of Acute Pain in Children on Hospital Discharge. Anesth Analg. 2017 Dec;125(6):2113-2122 Authors: Monitto CL, Hsu A, Gao S, Vozzo PT, Park PS, Roter D, Yenokyan G, White ED, Kattail D, Edgeworth AE, Vasquenza KJ, Atwater SE, Shay JE, George JA, Vickers BA, Kost-Byerly S, Lee BH, Yaster M Abstract BACKGROUND: The epidemic of nonmedical use of prescription opioids has been fueled by the availability of legitimately prescribed unconsumed opioids. The aim of this study was to better understand the contribution of prescriptions written for pediatric patients to this problem by quantifying how much opioid is dispensed and consumed to manage pain after hospital discharge, and whether leftover opioid is appropriately disposed of. Our secondary aim was to explore the association of patient factors with opioid dispensing, consumption, and medication remaining on completion of therapy. METHODS: Using a scripted 10-minute interview, parents of 343 pediatric inpatients (98% postoperative) treated at a university children's hospital were questioned within 48 hours and 10 to 14 days after discharge to determine amount of opioid prescribed and consumed, duration of treatment, and disposition of unconsumed opioid. Multivariable linear regression was used to examine predictors of opioid prescribing, consumption, and doses remaining. RESULTS: Median number of opioid doses dispensed was 43 (interquartile range, 30-85 doses), an...
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research

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