AJMC September 27, 2022
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...