HIDI HealthStats | October 2015

Alarming Trends in Hospital Utilization for Opioid Overuse in Missouri

According to a recent national study, inpatient hospitalizations for opioid overuse among adults in the U.S. have increased 153% throughout the last 20 years. Missouri has not been shielded from these national trends.

Using 10 years of hospital inpatient and emergency department data, this analysis focuses on trends in hospital utilization by Missouri residents for prescription opioid overuse.

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