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AHRQ Study: Opioid-Related Hospitalizations, ER Visit Rates Soar

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Fierce Healthcare writes:Rates for opioid-related hospital stays and emergency department visits have skyrocketed over the past decade, according to a new report. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality tracked the data between 2005 and 2014 and found that the rate of hospital stays and visits related to opioid abuse increased by 54.5% for men and 75.3% for women. Emergency department visits increased by an even wider margin in that same window, by 103% for men and 95% for women.

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