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AHRQ Stats: Highest Rates of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays

Hospitals in the New England Census division had the nation’s highest rates of opioid-related stays in 2016. This includes hospitalization rates for metropolitan hospitals (41 per 1,000 stays), adjacent rural areas (33 per 1,000) or more remote rural areas (35 per 1,000). (Source: AHRQ, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #258, Hospital Burden of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays: Metropolitan and Rural Hospitals, 2016.)

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