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Opioid Exposure in Maryland Hospitals

July 03, 2007

This report, the third in a series commissioned by the Baltimore City Health Department, examines service utilization and comorbidities associated with opioid dependence in Maryland hospitals. The analysis used Maryland Medicaid data and hospital data provided by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission.

Also in this series of reports are: Heroin Addiction Treatment Correlates in Maryland; Review of Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Literature for Methadone or Buprenorphine as a Treatment for Opiate Addiction; Comparing Pre-Treatment to Post-Treatment Medicaid Utilization in Individuals Who Enter Methadone Therapy; and An Evaluation of Whether Medical Savings are Associated with Expanding Opioid Maintenance Therapy for Heroin Addiction in Baltimore City.

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