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Data

AHRQ’s data sources that help expand the knowledge base on opioids.

AHRQ’s largest data sources, including the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), collect a wealth of information that help expand the knowledge base on opioids. AHRQ presents this data through statistical briefs, infographics, and other online resources.

 

Statistical Briefs

 
HCUP Statistical Brief #247: Opioid-Related Hospital Stays Among Women in the United States, 2016.

HCUP Statistical Brief #247: Opioid-Related Hospital Stays Among Women in the United States, 2016 (PDF)

Statistics on opioid-related hospitalizations among women aged 15 years and older using the 2016 National Inpatient Sample (NIS). 

Related infographic: Opioid-related Hospitalizations in 2016 Involving Women Who Were Pregnant or Giving Birth 

 
HCUP Statistical Brief #247: Opioid-Related Hospital Stays Among Women in the United States, 2016.  HCUP Statistical Brief #244: Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Among Patients Aged 65 Years and Older, 2010 and 2015

HCUP Statistical Brief #244: Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Among Patients Aged 65 Years and Older, 2010 and 2015 (PDF)

Statistics on opioid-related hospital stays and emergency department visits among patients aged 65 years and older in fiscal year 2010 and fiscal year 2015.

 
HCUP Statistical Brief #226: Patient Residence Characteristics of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Nationally and by State, 2014

HCUP Statistical Brief #226: Patient Residence Characteristics of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Nationally and by State, 2014 (PDF)

Data highlight the rates of opioid-related hospitalizations and emergency department visits according to patient location and community-level income from 2005 to 2014.

 
HCUP Statistical Brief #224, Patient Characteristics of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Nationally and by State, 2014.

HCUP Statistical Brief #224, Patient Characteristics of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Nationally and by State, 2014 (PDF) Women Have Higher Rates of Opioid-Related Hospitalizations In Most States

Data show that hospitalizations involving opioid pain relievers and heroin increased 75 percent for women between 2005 and 2014, a jump that significantly outpaced the 55-percent increase among men.

Related infographic: Women Have Higher Rates of Opioid-Related Hospitalizations In Most States

 
HCUP Statistical Brief #219, Opioid-Related Hospital Stays and Emergency Department Visits by State, 2009–2014

HCUP Statistical Brief #219, Opioid-Related Hospital Stays and Emergency Department Visits by State, 2009–2014 (PDF)

The report summarizes State-specific data, provides trends over time, and identifies the States with the highest and lowest rates of opioid-related hospital stays in 2014. Opioids’ Burden on Hospital Care: A State-by-State Comparison

Related infographic: Opioids’ Burden on Hospital Care: A State-by-State Comparison

 
HCUP Statistical Brief #177, Hospital Inpatient Utilization Related to Opioid Overuse Among Adults, 1993–2012

HCUP Statistical Brief #177, Hospital Inpatient Utilization Related to Opioid Overuse Among Adults, 1993–2012 (PDF)Opioid Overuse on the Rise; More Widespread Across U.S.

Report finds that the rate of hospitalizations for overuse of pain medications has increased more than 150 percent since 1993. Hospitalization rates were climbing among every adult age group and in every region of the country, making the problem more uniformly widespread than has previously been observed.

Related infographic: Opioid Overuse on the Rise: More Widespread Across the United States (PDF, 564 KB)

 
MEPS Statistical Brief 516: Any Use and Frequent Use of Opioids among Non-Elderly Adults in 2015-2016, by Socioeconomic Characteristics

MEPS Statistical Brief 516: Any Use and Frequent Use of Opioids among Non-Elderly Adults in 2015-2016, by Socioeconomic Characteristics (PDFRelated infographic: Non-Elderly Use of Opioids, 2015-2016

Estimates from the 2015 and 2016 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component of fills of prescriptions for opioid medications that are commonly used to treat pain.

Related infographic: Non-Elderly Use of Opioids, 2015-2016

 
MEPS Statistical Brief #515: Any Use and Frequent Use of Opioids among Elderly Adults in 2015–2016, by Socioeconomic Characteristics.

MEPS Statistical Brief #515: Any Use and Frequent Use of Opioids among Elderly Adults in 2015–2016, by Socioeconomic Characteristics (PDF) Related infographic: Opioids’ Impact on Seniors

Estimates from the 2015 and 2016 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component of fills of prescriptions for opioid medications that are commonly used to treat pain.

Related infographic: Opioids’ Impact on Seniors

 
MEPS Statistical Brief 505: Total Expenses, Total Utilization, and Sources of Payment for Outpatient Prescription Opioids in the U.S. Adult Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2015

MEPS Statistical Brief 505: Total Expenses, Total Utilization, and Sources of Payment for Outpatient Prescription Opioids in the U.S. Adult Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2015 (PDF)

This report presents estimates of total expenses, total purchases and sources of payment for all opioids, as well as the top four opioid products ranked by total expenses in 2015, which are: Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Tramadol, and Codeine.

 
MEPS Statistical Brief 478: Trends in Prescribed Outpatient Opioid Use and Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2002-2012.

MEPS Statistical Brief 478: Trends in Prescribed Outpatient Opioid Use and Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2002-2012 (PDF)

Report examines trends in the number of persons purchasing at least one outpatient prescription opioid, and total expenses and total number of prescriptions, as well as average annual cost per person and total and average out-of-pocket costs for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population from 2002 through 2012.

 

Online Resources

HCUP Fast Stats - Opioid Inpatient Stays Map

HCUP Fast Stats - Opioid Inpatient Stays Map

This HCUP Fast Stats interactive heat map visualizes opioid-related inpatient stays by State. Each State's opioid-related rate is reported per 100,000 population. States are color-coded in quintiles using 2015 as the base year.

 
HCUP Fast Stats - Opioid Emergency Department Visits Map

HCUP Fast Stats - Opioid Emergency Department Visits Map

This HCUP Fast Stats interactive heat map visualizes opioid-related emergency department visits by State. Each State's opioid-related rate is reported per 100,000 population. States are color-coded in quintiles using 2015 as the base year

 
Trends in Opioid-Related Hospitalizations by State

Interactive Map for State-Specific Trends in Opioid-Related Hospital Care

This interactive map, based on HCUP data, gives State statistics about opioid-related hospital care, including hospitalization trends between 2009-14 and hospitalizations in 2014 broken down by patient age, sex, geographic area and income. Also available for 32 States are county-level opioid-related hospitalization discharges and rates per 100,000 population.

 
Page last reviewed March 2019
Page originally created September 2018
Internet Citation: Data. Content last reviewed March 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/opioids/data.html
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