The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission has published a presentation of preliminary data preparatory to issuing a Opioid Abuse Report in the coming months.  The data presentation is entitled Analysis of Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Health Care System and Treatment Availability (March 23, 2016), and is available here: Health Policy Commission 3-23-16 Opioid Prelim. Data Presentation pdf icon.

The objectives of the work are to “assess the impact of the opioid epidemic on the Massachusetts health care system” and to provide recommendations on alleviating the opioid crisis in Massachusetts.

Additional information about the Health Policy Commission and the information it publishes can be found here: http://www.mass.gov/anf/budget-taxes-and-procurement/oversight-agencies/health-policy-commission/.