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HCUP Statistical Brief: Social Determinants of Health and County Population Rates of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and ED Visits 2016

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The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) has posted a new statistical brief on the following: Social Determinants of Health and County Population Rates of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits, 2016. Among 2,214 counties (70.5 percent of all U.S. counties in 2016), 8.7 percent had population rates of opioid-related inpatient stays and emergency department (ED) visits that were high and 48.4 percent had rates that were low relative to the national average.

This Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Brief presents characteristics of U.S. counties based on population rates of opioid-related inpatient stays and treat-and-release ED visits for patients aged 15 years and older using comprehensive information from the 2016 State Inpatient Databases (SID) and State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) from 35 States and the District of Columbia. County was defined based on patient ZIP Code of residence.

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  • HCUP Statistical Brief #260: Social Determinants of Health and County Population Rates of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits, 2016. June 2020
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