Patients Who Are Privately Insured Receive Limited Follow-up Services After Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

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There has been a significant increase in hospitalizations for opioid misuse in recent years. Using 2010-2014 MarketScan commercial data, this report finds that 40 percent of patients do not receive any follow-up services within 30 days after an opioid-related hospitalization. Only 11 percent of patients received the recommended combination of both medication and a therapeutic service.

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