The Data Story

The impact of the opioid crisis continues to spread into other public health areas and is increasing costs in adjacent areas of the crisis. Data can show where efforts need to be strategically retargeted to swiftly address these areas to minimize the epidemic’s extended impact.

RTI helping to address these secondary areas of impact by


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Question 1 of 6

Compared to heroin, fentanyl is known to have a shorter duration effect. This has been shown to lead to a higher injection frequency, resulting in a higher likelihood of syringe sharing and an increased risk for HIV and other injection-related infectious diseases.

Typically, how long does a fentanyl high last?

Question 2 of 6

Syringe services programs (SSPs) are one part of a comprehensive strategy to prevent the spread of infectious diseases among people who use drugs.

SSPs have been associated with what percentage decrease in HIV and hepatitis C?

Question 3 of 6

Compared to 1999, the number of women who gave birth with an opioid use disorder in 2014 increased by how much?

Question 4 of 6

What percentage of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) are covered by Medicaid?

Question 5 of 6

Among Medicaid-financed births, hospital costs for a typical infant born at term average about $3,700.

What is the average hospital cost for an infant with NAS?

Question 6 of 6

According to an RTI study, what percentage of long-term, high-dose prescription opioid pain medicine patients were discontinued from their medication suddenly, resulting in an increased risk of an opioid-related emergency department visit or hospitalization?