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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Nair AA, Farber HJ, Chen H
Utilization of opioid versus non-opioid analgesics in Medicaid and CHIP enrolled children with current asthma.
Opioid analgesics are frequently dispensed in children despite its known risk in children with a compromised airway function. The objectives of the study were to assess the prevalence of opioid analgesic dispensing in children with current asthma and to identify patient and prescriber factors associated with the dispensing of opioid versus non-opioid analgesics. The investigators concluded that opioid analgesics are frequently dispensed to children with asthma. A higher dispensing rate was observed among non-Hispanic White children and among those with a history of uncontrolled asthma.
Citation: Nair AA, Farber HJ, Chen H . Utilization of opioid versus non-opioid analgesics in Medicaid and CHIP enrolled children with current asthma. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2021 Nov;30(11):1520-31. doi: 10.1002/pds.5336..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Opioids, Medication, Asthma, Respiratory Conditions
Lomotan EA, Dougherty D
AHRQ Author: Lomotan EA, Dougherty D
Pediatric health care quality measures: considerations for pharmacotherapy.
The authors used the Pediatric Quality Measures Program that arose from the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act in the United States to illustrate the challenges in developing quality measures of pediatric pharmacotherapy. They identified the challenges aw being twofold: (i) weak evidence base for the specific pharmacotherapy in children and (ii) limited data to calculate the measure. They concluded that health information technology is emerging as a tool to improve quality measurement but presents additional challenges.
Citation: Lomotan EA, Dougherty D . Pediatric health care quality measures: considerations for pharmacotherapy. Paediatr Drugs 2013 Dec;15(6):441-7. doi: 10.1007/s40272-013-0042-4.
Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Quality of Care, Medication, Children/Adolescents, Quality Measures