Prescribing Patterns for Outpatient Treatment of Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome-Related Constipation, and Opioid-Induced Constipation: A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study.

@article{Trinkley2015PrescribingPF,
  title={Prescribing Patterns for Outpatient Treatment of Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome-Related Constipation, and Opioid-Induced Constipation: A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study.},
  author={Katy E. Trinkley and Bruce E Sill and Kyle Porter and Milap C. Nahata},
  journal={Journal of managed care \& specialty pharmacy},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={
          1077-87
        }
}
BACKGROUND Despite national recommendations for treatment of constipation, prescribing patterns for treatment are inconsistent, and health care utilization has increased. OBJECTIVE To identify patterns in pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment of constipation and associations between treatment and other variables across age groups. METHODS This was a retrospective cross-sectional study that used the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) to compare prescribing from 2000 to… Expand
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