According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), more than one in ten U.S. adults covered by Medicaid have a substance abuse disorder, including ones involving the misuse of prescription opioids. Although the U.S makes up less than 5% of the world population, it consumes more than 80% of the world supply of oxycodone, a commonly prescribed opioid medication. A special report was released that looks at prescription opioid use among SC Medicaid enrollees and the potential value of an opioid prescription monitoring program that began in SC in 2014.
This infographic describes key facts about the study behind the report.
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The report summarizes the findings about the use of prescription opioids within the SC Medicaid enrollee population. Some of the key findings are available in this pdf.
The report also highlights changes seen following the implementation of a new opioid prescription monitoring program as well as demographics and risk factors associated with opioid use within the SC Medicaid population.
Click here for a pdf of the full report.