ED discharge disposition of U.S. older adults in 2015, by opioid status

This statistic depicts the emergency department discharge disposition of U.S. adults aged 65 years and older in 2015, by opioid status. According to the data, among opioid-related visits, 81.6 percent had routine discharges.

Percentage of U.S. adults aged 65 and older with select emergency department (ED) discharge dispositions as of 2015, by opioid status

Opioid-related stays/visitsNonopioid-related stays/visits
Routine discharge81.6%83.4%
Another short-term hospital2.5%4.1%
Another institution (SNF, ICF, etc.)6.2%3.7%
Home health care3.2%0.9%
Against medical advice1.6%1.1%
In-hospital death0.3%0.6%
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Release date

September 2018


United States

Survey time period


Age group

65 years and older

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