Racial and Geographic Differences in Hospitalizations for Pediatric Opioid Use Disorders

Zhang, W., Chelminski, P. R., & LaForett, D. R.

From the abstract: "Significant racial and regional differences were found in OUD-related hospitalizations among children and adolescents. It is important to understand how geographic differences affect hospitalization outcomes for pediatric patients with OUD and to determine whether the use of inpatient care leads to improved outcomes for identifiable racial subgroups of children and adolescents in a specific geographical region. These findings may have important public health implications of the opioid epidemic. Policymakers should allocate resources to where they are most needed."

Citation: Zhang, W., Chelminski, P. R., & LaForett, D. R. (2020). Racial and geographic differences in hospitalizations for pediatric opioid use disorders. International Archives of Public Health and Community Medicine, 4, Article 42.
DOI: 10.23937/2643-4512/1710042