AHRQ Stats: Substance Abuse-Related Disorders Among Hospitalized HIV Patients
Substance abuse-related disorders among hospitalized HIV patients decreased by 27 percent from 2006 to 2013. (Source: AHRQ, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #206: HIV Hospital Stays in the United States, 2006–2013.)
Kevin C. Heslin, Ph.D., and Anne Elixhauser, Ph.D.
- Hospital stays with a principal HIV diagnosis decreased by 49 percent between 2006 and 2013, from 72,486 to 36,970.
- The rate of stays per 100,000 population rose for patients aged 55 years and older, increasing by 27 percent among patients aged 55-64 years and by 57 percent among patients aged 65 years and older. For all other age groups, hospitalization rates decreased.
- Aggregate costs of stays involving HIV decreased by 12 percent between 2006 and 2013, from $3.20 billion to $2.83 billion.
- Between 2006 and 2013, substance-related disorders among hospitalized HIV patients decreased by 27 percent, from 72,527 to 52,705.
- Disorders of lipid metabolism became one of the 15 most common diagnoses among hospitalized HIV patients in 2013 (32,930 stays). These disorders were not among the top 15 diagnoses in 2006 or in 2010.