Opioid-Related Visits to Rural Emergency Departments
Explores the impact of the opioid crisis on rural emergency departments (EDs) in 2006 and 2013. Compares opioid-related ED visits in rural and urban hospitals, by type of opioid involved, and by year. Breaks down data by patient characteristics, comorbid diagnosis at admission, and outcome of ED visit.
Erika C. Ziller, Jean A. Talbot, Deborah Thayer, Carly Milkowski
Maine Rural Health Research Center
Emergency department and urgent care services · Health disparities · Hospitals · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug misuse · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data