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2019 Sep

J Pediatr Surg



Variation in postoperative narcotic prescribing after pediatric appendectomy.


Cairo SB, Calabro KA, Bowdish E, Reilly C, Watt S, Rothstein DH
J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Sep; 54(9):1866-1871.
PMID: 30819545.


Overuse of prescription opioids by both pediatric and adult patients has garnered significant attention in recent years. Educational interventions have been shown to decrease prescription opioids post-operatively in the adult population; similar data have not previously been reported in pediatrics.