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Opioid-Related Emergency Department Visits By Older Adults Rose 217% Between 2006 & 2014

News | April 15, 2019

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Between 2006 and 2014, emergency department visits attributed to International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, ninth edition (ICD-9) codes related to opioids rose 217% among those aged 65 and older. The adjusted emergency department visit rate for opioid-related ICD codes from 37.8 per 100,000 population in 2006 to 119.9 visits per 100,000…

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