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Human Studies

2020 Nov 17

Ann Surg

Factors Associated with Post-Procedure Opioid Prescribing and Persistent Opioid Use Among Opioid-Naïve Patients: A Nationally Representative Sample.


Examine factors associated with post-procedure opioid receipt and persistent opioid use among opioid-naïve patients in a nationally representative sample SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA:: We used panels 18-20 in the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS) between the years 2013 to 2015. Respondents ages 18 and over with any self-reported procedure in the previous year with complete data on the outcome variables for the remainder of the two-year study period.