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2022 Jan 12

Int J Obstet Anesth


Incidence of persistent postpartum opioid use by mode of delivery: a 2016 cohort study of Danish women.


Thomsen BSV, Edwards HM, Clausen TD, Rasmussen SC, Løkkegaard ECL, Møller NK, Axelsson PB
Int J Obstet Anesth. 2022 Jan 12; 50:103254.
PMID: 35124554.


The use of oral opioids as standard treatment after cesarean delivery has been linked to persistent use in opioid-naïve women in the USA. In Denmark, the use of opioids after cesarean delivery is typically restricted to in-hospital use. The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence of persistent postpartum opioid use in Denmark and compare it by mode of delivery.