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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Baillargeon J, Polychronopoulou E, Kuo YF
The impact of substance use disorder on COVID-19 outcomes.
The goal of this study was to examine the impact of substance use disorder on the risk of hospitalization, complications, and mortality among adult patients diagnosed as having COVID-19. Using data from the TriNetX Research Network database, primary analysis showed that substance use disorder was associated with an increased risk of hospitalization, ventilator use, and mortality. These findings suggest that COVID-19 patients with substance use disorders are at increased risk for adverse outcomes.
Citation: Baillargeon J, Polychronopoulou E, Kuo YF . The impact of substance use disorder on COVID-19 outcomes. Psychiatr Serv 2021 May;72(5):578-81. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.202000534..
Keywords: COVID-19, Substance Abuse, Hospitalization, Mortality, Risk
Westover AN, Nakonezny PA, Halm EA
Risk of amphetamine use disorder and mortality among incident users of prescribed stimulant medications in the Veterans Administration.
This study's aims were to ascertain the demographics of stimulant medication users compared with non-users, examine temporal trends of stimulant medication use and estimate risk factors for development of amphetamine use disorder (AUD) and mortality among new users of stimulant medications. The investigators concluded that in their cohort comorbid substance use disorders were common and were risk factors for development of (AUD).
Citation: Westover AN, Nakonezny PA, Halm EA . Risk of amphetamine use disorder and mortality among incident users of prescribed stimulant medications in the Veterans Administration. Addiction 2018 May;113(5):857-67. doi: 10.1111/add.14122..
Keywords: Substance Abuse, Veterans, Medication, Risk, Mortality, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Outcomes