PHC4 Research Brief - Hospitalizations for Overdose of Pain Medication and Heroin

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Between 2000 and 2014, hospitalizations for overdose of pain medication increased 225%, and hospitalizations for overdose of heroin increased 162%. This brief estimates that, together, hospitalizations for pain medication and heroin overdose amounted to an estimated $12.2 million in payments. Age breakdowns, as well as regional differences, are also provided.

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