United States opioid epidemic economic burden in 2016, by type

It was estimated that overdose deaths from the opioid epidemic resulted in around 43.2 billion U.S. dollars in lost productivity in 2016. The total estimated economic burden of the opioid epidemic that year was around 95.3 billion dollars.

Economic burden of the opioid epidemic in the United States in 2016, by type

Economic burden in billion U.S. dollars
Productivity - Fatal43.2
Productivity - Nonfatal12.4
Health Care - Overdoses12.2
Health Care - Indirect9.2
Criminal Justice7.8
Child and Family Assistance6.1
Education4.4
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Source

Release date

November 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016

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