Case Studies

Opioid Use in Arkansas (2016): Arkansas All-Payer Claims Database Opioid Prescription Data

April 5, 2018

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Jennifer Wessel, JD, MPH
Senior Policy Analyst and Data Privacy Officer
501-526-2244
JBWessel@achi.net

 

In 2016, Arkansas had the second highest rate of opioid prescriptions in the nation. While Arkansas has not yet seen the volume of deaths from opioid overdoses seen in other states, trends indicate that Arkansas could soon approach those levels, absent intervention.

These maps, created with data from the All-Payer Claims Database, graphically depict rates of prescription to adults of analgesic and high-dose opioids across the state.