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2019 Jul 03

JAMA Netw Open



Rates of New Persistent Opioid Use After Vaginal or Cesarean Birth Among US Women.


Peahl AF, Dalton VK, Montgomery JR, Lai Y-L, Hu H M, Waljee JF
JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Jul 03; 2(7):e197863.
PMID: 31348508.


Research has shown an association between opioid prescribing after major or minor procedures and new persistent opioid use. However, the association of opioid prescribing with persistent use among women after vaginal delivery or cesarean delivery is less clear.