Factors Influencing Long-Term Opioid Use Among Opioid Naive Patients: An Examination of Initial Prescription Characteristics and Pain Etiologies.

@article{Shah2017FactorsIL,
  title={Factors Influencing Long-Term Opioid Use Among Opioid Naive Patients: An Examination of Initial Prescription Characteristics and Pain Etiologies.},
  author={Anuj Shah and Corey J Hayes and Bradley C. Martin},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={18 11},
  pages={
          1374-1383
        }
}
The relationships between the initial opioid prescription characteristics and pain etiology with the probability of opioid discontinuation were explored in this retrospective cohort study using health insurance claims data from a nationally representative database of commercially insured patients in the United States. We identified 1,353,902 persons aged 14 years and older with no history of cancer or substance abuse, with new opioid use episodes and categorized them into 11 mutually exclusive… CONTINUE READING
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