Date of Award
College of Business
Type of Degree
Introduction: As of 2017, 54 out of every 1,000 children born in West Virginia were affected by opioid use. NAS Centers provided care to infants who have been diagnosed with, or have been vulnerable to develop, NAS. The purpose of this research study reviewed the Pediatric Opioid Endemic happening in West Virginia and determined if NAS programs and prenatal opioid maintenance therapy would increase access to NAS patients and decrease the cost of treatments.
Methodology: The methodology was a literature review. Thirty-nine sources were referenced for this literature from 2010-2020.
Results: This review examined sources of the Pediatric Opioid Endemic in West Virginia. This review focused on NAS programs and how prenatal opioid maintenance therapy can increase access to NAS Patients. This decreased the number of infants diagnosed with NAS and decreased the cost of treatments for infants and mothers.
Discussion/Conclusion: The purpose of this research paper was that NAS Centers and prenatal opioid maintenance therapy would help improve the pediatric opioid endemic by decreasing the number of NAS patients and decrease the cost of treatments for infants. The review explored research and an expert in NAS therapy was conducted. The results from this showed that NAS Centers offering therapy to both mother and patients will decrease the amount of infants diagnosed with NAS and decrease the cost of treatments.
Health services administration.
Health facilities -- Business management.
Opioid abuse -- Treatment -- West Virginia.
Newborn infants -- Effect of drugs on -- West Virginia.
Prenatal care -- West Virginia.
Maynard, Olivia and Watson, Molly, "Pediatric Opioid Endemic" (2020). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1287.