Publication date: 
Fri., Apr. 5, 2019 2:00pm EDT ·

A Deep Data Dive: Opioid-Related Hospital Care for Seniors

From 2010 to 2015, the rate of opioid-related hospital stays increased between 27 and 39 percent among patients age 65 and older, depending on the age group. Non-opioid-related hospital stays decreased 17 percent for patients age 65 and older and during the same period (HCUP Statistitical Frief #244 — updated September 2018).

Publication date: 
Thu., Apr. 11, 2019 2:00pm EDT ·

Improving Opioid Misuse Health Literacy Among Older Adults

This webinar features discussion among opioid misuse health literacy experts about effective prevention strategies, approaches, and resources that can advance an understanding and a dialogue between older patients and their healthcare providers about opioid use. Presenters include prevention leaders from SAMHSA, the National Council on Aging, United Hospital Fund, and the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Workforce Enhancement program.