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2021 Jul 29

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf

Utilization of opioid vs. non-opioid analgesics in Medicaid and CHIP enrolled children with current asthma.



Opioid analgesics are frequently dispensed in children despite its known risk in children with a compromised airway function. To assess the prevalence of opioid analgesic utilization in children with current asthma and to identify the healthcare utilization factors associated with receiving opioid versus non-opioid analgesics.