Shining a Spotlight on the Opioid Crisis Through the Power of Data

Shining a Spotlight on the Opioid Crisis Through the Power of Data

Source: 

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Author(s): 

Anne Elixhauser

This blog post from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality provides research and statistics pertaining to recent trends in the opioid crisis. The group aims to help defeat the opioid epidemic through providing understanding of what problem really is and what subgroups are affected disproportionately. AHRQ provides data on opioid hospitalizations and ED visits for specific population subgroups from the Heathcare Cost and Utilization Project Fast Stats database. Additionally, the post provide links to several other projects, briefs, and articles on tracking opioid-related statistics. 

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