Study: Hospital Costs Seen Increasing Because of Opioid Overdoses

Jan. 7, 2019

Anecdotal evidence has been mounting for years, but a recently published study is documenting a meaningful increase in hospital costs nationwide, because of the opioid overdoses of individuals that are causing them to be admitted to hospitals.

The Charlotte-based Premier Inc. published a report whose analysis has found that total care for patients who experienced an opioid overdose resulted in $1.94 billion in annual hospital costs across 647 healthcare facilities nationwide.

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