Understanding Patterns Of High-Cost Health Care Use Across Different Substance User Groups.

@article{Gryczynski2016UnderstandingPO,
  title={Understanding Patterns Of High-Cost Health Care Use Across Different Substance User Groups.},
  author={Jan Gryczynski and Robert P. Schwartz and Kevin E. O'Grady and Lauren Restivo and Shannon Gwin Mitchell and Jerome H. Jaffe},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2016},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={12-9}
}
Substance use contributes to significant societal burdens, including high-cost health care use. However, these burdens may vary by type of substance and level of involvement. Using the 2009-13 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health, we examined all-cause hospitalizations and estimated costs across substance use profiles for alcohol, marijuana, and other illicit drugs. For each substance, we characterized differences between abstainers, nondiagnostic users (people who used the substance but did… CONTINUE READING

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