AJMC September 27, 2022
Robin Gelburd, JD

One of the key findings of the report is that 42 states saw an increase in the proportion of patients with opioid and opioid-like drug overdoses compared with the total number of patients using medical services by state.

In every year of the period 2016-2021, males accounted for 62% to 63% of the gender distribution of patients with a substance use disorder diagnosis, while females made up 37% to 38%, according to a new white paper from FAIR Health.

In every year of the same period, females accounted for 60% to 61% of the gender distribution of patients with an overdose diagnosis, while males made up 39% to 40%. The white paper, released Tuesday, is entitled A Comparison of Substance Use Disorders before and...

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