Data Reveals Impact of Opioid Epidemic in NC

A recent report provided by the North Carolina Healthcare Association (formerly the NC Hospital Association) graphically illustrates  the devastating impact of the opioid epidemic in our state.

Late last year the White House Council of Economic Advisors published a report on the economic burden attributable to opioid overdose deaths. The study estimated it to be $450.4 billion or 2.8 percent of the gross domestic product in the US in 2015. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released national mortality data for 2016 revealing that life expectancy had dropped and that nearly 42,000 Americans had died from opioid overdose in 2016 marking a one-year, 29 percent increase from 2015.

Review the info graphic with results of the report.

 

 
 

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