Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Hospitalizations
According to recently added data to AHRQ's online Fast Stats, the national rate of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in 2016 was 7.0 per 1,000 newborn hospitalizations. The rate increased every year since 2008, when 2.9 babies per 1,000 were afflicted with the condition.
Fast Stats, an interactive resource from AHRQ’s Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, provides national and State-specific information on trends in inpatient utilization, costs, and mortality. The new data show that NAS rates increased in nearly all 45 States that provided data, as well as in the District of Columbia. The data represent approximately 90 percent of U.S. births in 2016. NAS-related hospitalization rates are presented overall as well as by sex, expected payer, community-level income, and patient location.
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