Treating Pregnant/Parenting Opioid-Dependent Women and Their Children

  • Shahid Ali, MD, Elam Mental Health Center, Nashville, TN
  • Mishka Terplan, MD, Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
  • Lauran Jansson, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

This workshop will present recommendations for the treatment of pregnant and parenting opioid-dependent women and their children derived from the RAND/ UCLA Appropriateness Method, which assesses the appropriateness of clinical procedures with limited scientific evidence. Using current scientific evidence and clinical judgment, nine expert panel members rated the appropriateness of 285 clinical scenarios; each scenario describes a patient and a potential procedure for treatment (indications). Three expert panel members will discuss indications that were rated with agreement and topics for which there was disagreement among expert panel members and for which gaps remain. Input from audience members will be sought.


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