Opioid prescription regimen for short term medical conditions U.S. 2015

This statistic describes the opioid prescription regimen for selected short-term medical conditions in the U.S. in 2015. In 63 percent of all cases of appendicitis among members opioid prescriptions were filled. Of these, 93 percent were filled for less than 45 days.

Opioid prescription regimen for select short-term medical conditions in U.S. in 2015

Rate of prescriptions filledLess than 45 daysMore than 45 daysPercent who received a high dose
Kidney stones46%82%18%2%
Dental disease and other oral disorders32%83%17%1%
Gall bladder inflammation and stones46%85%15%2%
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Release date

June 2017


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

base: over 30 million

Age group

under age 65 years

Special properties

BCBS commercially-insured members

Method of interview

Online survey

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