Predicting Opioid Risk In Hospital Patients
The Opioid Crisis in Missouri
- The opioid-related mortality rate in Missouri increased by 732% between 1999 and 2016.
- The total economic cost of the opioid epidemic in Missouri was estimated at $12.6 billion, or 4.2% of GDP, in 2016.
- The incidence of newborns diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome increased 353% in Missouri between 2008 and 2016.
- The rate of hospital utilization for prescription opioid misuse in Missouri increased 138% between 2006 and 2015vii and 16% between 2016 and 2017.