Drug overdoses in ER lead to $1.4B in annual charges
2011-03-04
March 4, 2011 — 10:33am ET | By Ron Shinkman Americans who overdose on drugs, whether prescribed or not, are flooding the nation's hospital emergency rooms and racking up nearly $1.5 billion a year in emergency room charges, reports the New York Times. The study, published in this month's issue of the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, used data from the 2007 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample, which has data on 27 million ER visits to nearly 1,000 hospital emergency rooms nationwide Read more: Drug overdoses in ER lead to $1.4B in annual charges - FierceHealthcare