Opioid overdose study spotlights crushing burden on hospitals
from Healthcare Finance
A new study by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston shows that demand for opioid-related hospital services is having a crushing effect on providers and hospitals resources, with hospitals intensive care units seeing a stunning increase in opioid-related admissions. The study is believed to be the first to quantify the impact of opioid abuse on critical care resources in the United States.
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