- •Patterns of persistent opioid use following appendectomy have not been previously elucidated.
- •This study further defines risk and patterns of chronic opioid use in publicly insured children following appendectomy.
- •7.1% of children have persistent opioid use following appendectomy, 80.3% of whom were opioid naive.
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Abbreviations:APAP (N-acetyl-para-amino-phenol (acetaminophen)), BIC (Bayesian Information Criterion), CI (confidence interval), EP (exposure period), GLM (generalized linear model), GBTM (group-based trajectory models), MME (morphine milligram equivalent), NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), PCP (primary care provider), RFA (Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office)
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