Costs and comorbidities of opioid use disorder

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By Stoddard Davenport, Ally Weaver, Matt Caverly | 04 March 2019
In general, medical costs for patients with chronic medical and comorbid mental health/substance use (MH/SU) disorder conditions are two to three times higher on average compared to those who do not have comorbid MH/SU conditions. This study assesses the prevalence and costs associated with comorbid chronic medical conditions among individuals with diagnosed opioid use disorder (OUD) and opioid super-users without diagnosed OUD.