Table 2

Counts of prescription opioid overdose and AE hospitalisations among injured workers by event type, injured worker definition* and state (2010–2014)

Prescription opioid event and worker definitionHospitalisation counts (2010–2014)
AZCOMINJNYSCUTWA8 states†
Overdose, all-listed
 Injured worker definition: payer only14NR11NR49NRNR36138
 Injured worker definition: payer+E-codes16NR11NR49NRNR37142
AE, all-listed
 Injured worker definition: payer only110NR73NR290NRNR144835
 Injured worker definition: payer+E-codes117NR73NR291NRNR149859
Overdose or AE, all-listed‡
 Injured worker definition: payer only12410483813393130180972
 Injured worker definition: payer+E-codes133110838534031321861000
Overdose or AE, first-listed
 Injured worker definition: payer only546151641922715130594
 Injured worker definition: payer+E-codes566451641922715131600
  • *Two injured worker definitions are used in this table: (1) payer only and (2) payer along with ICD-9-CM E-codes. Details are presented in online supplementary table 1.

  • †Totals in the eight-states column were summed across all eight states, including cells not separately reported.

  • ‡In some cases, all-listed overdose and all-listed AEs sum to less than all-listed overdose or AEs because a few hospital discharge records were counted in both categories.

  • AE, adverse effect; AZ, Arizona; CO, Colorado; E-codes, ICD-9-CM external cause of injury codes; ICD-9-CM, International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification; MI, Michigan; NJ, New Jersey; NR, not reported due to small cell size (≤10), in accordance with HCUP guidance; NY, New York; SC, South Carolina; UT, Utah; WA, Washington State; WC, workers’ compensation.