HC Statistics

Rising deaths due to synthetic opioids

National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) examines trends in opioid overdoses in their recent infographic. Unsurprisingly, opioid deaths have risen dramatically in recent years, but may have plateaued in the last 12 months. Opioid deaths are more common among prime working age individuals (age 25-54).

NIHCM used data from the Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER) data system maintained by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), supplemented by provisional death data come from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics Provisional Drug Overdose Death Counts.