Incidence and Cost of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is Rising

Vanderbilt Child Policy
March 26, 2018

Our new paper in Pediatrics describes the increasing incidence and cost of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a withdrawal syndrome in babies born to moms who use opioids during pregnancy. 


Link to paper: Winkelman, T.N., Villapiano, N., Kozhimannil, K.B., Davis, M.M., Patrick, S.W., Incidence & Costs of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome among Infants with Medicaid: 2004-2014, Pediatrics published online: March 23, 2018 (doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-3520)