A Deep Data Dive: Opioid-Related Hospital Care for Seniors


From 2010 to 2015, the rate of opioid-related hospital stays increased between 27 and 39 percent among patients age 65 and older, depending on the age group. Non–opioid-related hospital stays decreased 17 percent for patients age 65 and older during the same period. (HCUP Statistical Brief #244 – updated September 2018)

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

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