National trends in maternal use of opioid drugs among pregnancy-related hospitalizations in the United States, 1998 to 2009.

@article{Salihu2015NationalTI,
  title={National trends in maternal use of opioid drugs among pregnancy-related hospitalizations in the United States, 1998 to 2009.},
  author={Hamisu M. Salihu and Mulubrhan F. Mogos and Abraham A. Salinas-Miranda and Jason L. Salemi and Valerie E. Whiteman},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={289-98}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to describe national trends for opioid use among pregnancy-related hospitalizations from 1998 to 2009. STUDY DESIGN Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, we identified hospital discharge records associated with the diagnoses codes for the use of opioids for all eligible pregnancy-related inpatient admissions between 1998 and 2009. Joinpoint regression modeling was used to describe changes in trend of pregnancy-related opioid use. The main outcome measure… CONTINUE READING
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