Opioids for treating pain in pediatric patients are sometimes necessary, but their use has raised concern over the effects of opioids and subsequent abuse.
In this analysis, the rates of opioid prescription were examined, using information from the National Nursing Care Survey 2006 to 2015 on more than 69,000 emergency ambulances for patients under the age of 18 years. . Prescription seems to be different from region to country, race, age, and payments. For example, rates of opioid prescription were higher in the West; white patients and patients aged 13-17 were more likely to receive recipes; and patients using Medicaid had less chance of getting opioid recipes. The results of this observational study indicate inconsistencies in the prescription of opioids that require further research.