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Opioid Use Disorders Cost U.S. Hospitals More than $95B Annually

February 1, 2023


In addition to the enormous economic, physical and emotional toll on individuals, families and society, data from PINC AI™ Applied Sciences (PAS) shows that care for patients with opioid use disorders (OUDs) in the hospital setting resulted in billions in annual hospital costs nationwide – the majority of which were not reimbursable or were paid for by public payers.

OUD is associated with approximately 66 million emergency department (ED) outpatient visits and 760,000 inpatient visits each year in the U.S. during 2017-2022, creating a substantial economic burden for affected hospitals.

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