Rates of New Persistent Opioid Use After Vaginal or Cesarean Birth Among US Women
Peahl AF, Dalton VK, Montgomery JR, Lai YL, Hu HM, Waljee JF. Rates of New Persistent Opioid Use After Vaginal or Cesarean Birth Among US Women. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(7):e197863. Published 2019 Jul 3. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.7863
- Rate of new persistent opioid use among women who underwent vaginal delivery was 1.7%, and 2.2% among those having cesarean birth.
- Modifiable factors, filling an opioid prescription before delivery, and among women underwent vaginal deliveries, receiving a prescription ≥225 OMEs, were associated with increased odds of new persistent use.
- Rates of new persistent use have decreased between 2008 and 2016