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Opioid use after vaginal or cesarean delivery among US women

JAMA Network Open

What The Study Did: This study used national insurance claims data for about 988,000 women to look at the association between an opioid prescription after a vaginal or cesarean delivery and rates of new persistent opioid use among U.S. women.

Authors: Alex F. Peahl, M.D., of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.7863)

Editor's Note: The article includes conflict of interest disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.

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