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Opioids' Burden on Hospital Care: A State-by-State Comparison

Opioids' Burden on Hospital Care: A State-by-State Comparison

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The nation's opioid epidemic resulted in a 64 percent rise in opioid-related hospital stays between 2005 and 2014. However, hospital rates varied widely by state in 2014, ranging from 404 opioid-related stays per 100,000 people in Maryland to 73 per 100,000 in Iowa. This map shows the states with the highest and lowest rates in 2014.

Rates of Opioid-Related Hospital Stays: How States Compared in 2014

Highest Rates

Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, West Virginia

Middles Rates

Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin

Lowest Rates

Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming

No Data: Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Mississippi, New Hampshire


Internet Citation: Opioids' Burden on Hospital Care: A State-by-State Comparison Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). October 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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